Foods You Shouldn't Buy Organic

8 Overpriced Foods You Shouldn’t Buy “Organic”

OK, so bear with me. We’re going to talk about organic food.

And yeah, I know that there are like a million topics more interesting than organic food. Like uhhh, I don’t know. I can’t think of any.

But there are probably topics more interesting than organic food.

At this moment, that doesn’t matter, because we’re going to talk about organic food. And you’re stuck here, with me, while I do it. Unless you click the x in the corner of the window and leave the article. No one would blame you.

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So organic food is more expensive than regular food. Why would you buy more expensive food when there’s regular food that’s cheaper?

Well, there’s a point to buying organic food, and that’s this: it doesn’t have poison in it. More specifically, it doesn’t have pesticides and chemicals on the outside, and for meat, it doesn’t include synthetic hormones.

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That’s a big deal! You don’t want to eat chemicals and pesticides, and you definitely don’t want to eat synthetic hormones.

So definitely go for organic when you’re buying meat.

However, if you’re buying fruit, there’s some where it pays to buy organic and some where it makes no sense.

Think about it this way – if it’s got a thick peel on the outside that you have to remove to get to the fruit on the inside, you can get away with not buying organic, because you’re peeling off the part that was exposed to the pesticides in the first place. This includes fruits like oranges, avocados, bananas, and grapefruits.

Fruits like apples, pears, and tomatoes, you eat the skin, so you should probably buy those organic (or wash them really well) unless you like eating pesticides.

For vegetables, there are certain veggies that don’t require pesticides to keep pests away, mostly because of their high sulfur content. This includes cabbage, onions, garlic, and broccoli. Don’t buy those organic, or you’re a big dummy.

That’s it! Buy organic on the stuff that matters and save your money on the stuff that doesn’t, and you’re in great shape!
 
 

In summary…

The Foods You Should Never Buy Organic

  1. Oranges
  2. Avocados
  3. Bananas
  4. Grapefruits
  5. Cabbage
  6. Onions
  7. Garlic
  8. Broccoli

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24 comments… add one
  • Christopher Boone June 17, 2020, 4:12 pm

    This article is myopic and wrong. It is very important to buy some of these listed fruits and vegetables organic because the way they are conventionally grown is TERRIBLE for the consumer, the environment, and the workers. Bananas in particular should be bought organic whenever possible. Conventional bananas are heavily sprayed with insecticides and fungicides, and then they are shipped green and sprayed with a chemical to ripen them in warehouses. Even organic bananas are comparatively inexpensive.

  • "Leah Evers" March 27, 2017, 4:24 pm

    Good to know

  • D. Bagman May 13, 2015, 11:54 am

    I never buy organic anyways, the stuff is way to expensive and for what reason?

    • Kevin B. May 13, 2015, 12:12 pm

      I think that the foods are more expensive because they are handled differently. They are more fresh often times they are sent to the store much faster than others because they are not preserved in any way.

  • Jimmy Williamson May 11, 2015, 8:54 am

    I hated buying organic because the prices were so much higher than “regular” foods, but then I read about how much better they can be for you. I agree, they taste better as well. I am not sure that I would get sucked into buying an organic onion or garlic, however.

    These are good tips for a beginner to keep in mind.

  • G. Vanderstein May 11, 2015, 8:35 am

    I only by a few things that are organic so I know my way around that part of the store. It makes sense that you are not going to find organic onions :)

  • P. Orlando May 11, 2015, 8:17 am

    I cannot believe that I never thought about this. I am going to have to watch the signage at the grocery store a little close now that you got my attention!

  • Jenny April 21, 2015, 10:10 pm

    Oh yea, buying anything that says organic has become such a game to play. Most of the time you are not even sure what you are getting with the food you buy.

  • Brandy V. April 21, 2015, 10:07 pm

    I would say that any fruit with a thick skin or shell would be just fine if it were not Organic. That way it would not be listed that way and cost more in the long run.

  • BrodyMan April 21, 2015, 9:32 pm

    I always washed all the fruit that I eat regardless if it was organic or not. You just never know what that person had on their hands that placed that fruit on the shelf. Good tips here!

  • Craig Frink April 14, 2015, 3:38 pm

    I am not liking the fact that organic foods gets tossed around so much. It just takes away the meaning of the word in terms of food. Thanks for the tips.

  • Damien April 14, 2015, 3:20 pm

    Its weird that I read this now, I swore that I saw an “organic” sign hanging over the white onions in the market the other day. I might have been mistaken, but it makes sense as to why they shouldn’t cost more for that title.

  • Saul Berring April 11, 2015, 10:59 am

    It is hard to buy organic, but at least now I know that these types of foods should not be purchased as “organic”. Never really thought about it, but the onion makes sense!

  • Oscar April 10, 2015, 12:49 pm

    Buying organic is always going to cost more than it is worth, right? I mean, I have to pay more because they did LESS to my food? That just does not make sense. What you wrote here, however, makes plenty of sense.

  • Starla April 9, 2015, 9:14 pm

    I never really thought about this, but it does make sense now. I am not sure that I have ever seen these items sold as “organic”.

    • Kevin April 14, 2015, 3:54 pm

      I am sure that I have seen “organic” broccoli, right? I never really thought of it as overpriced or anything like that.

  • Olivia April 8, 2015, 10:54 am

    The sad thing is that in order for a food to be labeled “organic”, it only has to meet some requirements and in some states, that could still mean they are using pesticides.

  • Laurel April 8, 2015, 10:44 am

    I wonder how many people do not think about things like this. Very good points about each of these. The next time I shop, I am going to check to see if these are on the shelf at my store.

  • Janice Brown April 7, 2015, 12:02 pm

    Makes perfect since to me. I will be taking these organic food tips to the store with me next time!

    • Clark April 12, 2015, 12:40 pm

      I agree. This post is very informative and is worth sharing with others, especially if they are looking to save money!

  • Karen April 7, 2015, 11:43 am

    When I shop, I tend to buy mostly organic, but I can see why these should not be any more expensive for the “organic” label. Thanks for the tips!

  • JimmyPop April 5, 2015, 11:24 am

    It is more expensive to buy organic to begin with, but I guess if you have these tips, at least you can not be fooled at the store.

    • Brock L. April 20, 2015, 6:15 pm

      Being fooled at the store? At least if you buy organic, you know what you are getting, compared to what food is made from preservatives and ‘tastes’ like the real thing.

  • Maddie April 3, 2015, 4:44 pm

    Hmm. This makes sense, but I never really thought about it before reading your post. Now, I am going to laugh if I see “organic” onions for sale!

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