Here is a list of foods you can purchase as conventionally grown:
Avocados. I adore avocados. They are thick, creamy, filling, and super healthy to eat whether on a cheese sandwich, alone, or with some chips. You may recall my posting a while back about one of my favorite smoothies – the Avocado Smoothie. The good thing about avocados is that they have a very thick skin – which protects the fruit inside from yucky pesticides.
Bananas. By now everyone knows that I love frozen bananas. And even conventionally grown bananas are safe to eat because you don’t eat the peel of the banana, and that is where the pesticide used on bananas can be found. To me, bananas are the perfect fruit. I also love them with a teaspoon of low-calorie peanut butter on top or in a low calorie banana shake. Yum.
Pineapple. Pineapples have thick, thick skin, too, that protects them from pesticides and chemicals during the growing process. They are a delicious fruit as well.
Kiwis, Mangos and Papayas. Also kiwi’s fuzzy skin forms a barrier against pesticides - you still want to rinse kiwis well before eating them. The same is true of mango and papaya.
Asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, and onions. These four veggies are generally safe when eaten from conventional sources because few pests like them, which means that there is little pesticide that is used on them during growing. Rinse and wash before use, of course. And don’t worry. The bugs may not like them, but you can make lots of tasty dishes with these veggies, like a yummy stir fry, among others.