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Top Ten Foods to Eat Organically

If you pick anything to eat organically, it should be the following ten foods, which have been shown to carry the highest pesticide content of all fruits and vegetables. They are listed in decreasing order of pesticide content.

If you can't find them organic, try the suggested alternative.

1. Strawberries
          Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
          Suggested Alternatives: Blueberries, raspberries, oranges,  grapefruit,
                                                          kiwifruit, watermelon

2. Bell peppers
           Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
           Suggested Alternatives: Green peas, broccoli, romaine, lettuce

3. Spinach
           Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C
          Suggested Alternatives: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, asparagus

4. Cherries
          Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
          Suggested Alternatives: Oranges, blueberries, raspberries, kiwifruit,
                                                         blackberries, grapefruit

5. Peaches
           Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C
          Suggested Alternatives: Nectarines, watermelon, tangerines,
                                                        oranges, grapefruit

6. Mexican cantaloupe
          Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C and potassium
          Suggested Alternatives: U.S. cantaloupe grown from May to December,
                                                         watermelon

7. Celery
          Main Nutrient: Carotenoids
          Suggested Alternatives: Carrots, broccoli, radishes, romaine lettuce

8. Apples
          Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
          Suggested Alternatives: Watermelon, nectarines, bananas, tangerines

9. Apricots
          Main Nutrient: Vitamins A an C and potassium
          Suggested Alternatives: Nectarines, watermelon, oranges, tangerines

10. Green beans
          Main Nutrient: Potassium
          Suggested Alternatives: Green peas, broccoli, cauliflower,
                                                         Brussels sprouts, potatoes, asparagus