How Do You Save Money Shopping For Organic And Conventional Fruits And Vegetables?
Fruits and veggies are the cornerstone of a healthy diet. Make them the centerpiece of your meals, and you’ll be at lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and many types of cancer. Many of us would love to buy only of organic produce, but it can be very expensive. Here are some tips to help you eat well and save money. Shop in Season. Off season produce is usually poorer quality and more expensive, and has been shipped from much farther away, adding to its carbon footprint. Buy strawberries in the late spring, apples in the fall, and oranges in the winter, when you are likely to find tasty fruit and good deals. Pick Your Battles. It would break most people’s banks to buy only organic produce. So buy organic varieties of produce most likely to harbor dangerous pesticides, and conventional forms of those that are less contaminated. Peaches, apples, and bell peppers contain the most pesticides; onions, avocados, and corn the least. The Environmental Working Group has put together a great