Choosing organic fruits and vegetables

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Consider Your Stance on Organic
The organic-versus-conventional debate is a tough one. Here's a helpful list, though: It's the "Clean 15," and consists of fruits and vegetables that were found to have the least amount of pesticide residues. Avocados are at the top; only 1 percent of samples showed any detectable pesticides. Other green-lit foods include corn, pineapples, cabbage, frozen sweet peas, onions, asparagus, mangoes, papayas, kiwi, eggplant, grapefruit, cantaloupe, cauliflower and sweet potatoes. So if you're all about organic, carry on. But if you're looking to cut costs, you may want to consider exactly what organic items you're spending on.