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The Healthiest Foods For Your Money: A Shopping Guide

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Fruits & Vegetables


Best Buys: banana, nectarines*, pear, watermelon
Good Deals: apricot, avocado, cantaloupe, grapefruit, honeydew, kiwi, papaya, starfruit, tangerines


Best Buys: alfalfa sprouts, cabbage, calabasa, carrots, collards, green onions, lettuce*, mustard greens, onions, parsley, potatoes*
Good Deals: brussels sprouts, corn, eggplant, kale, lima beans, okra, pumpkin, spinach*, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnip greens, zucchini

*** These fruits & veggies have higher levels pesticides than the others, so they are best to buy organic; check out the price tags before purchasing!

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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3:55AM PST on Feb 23, 2015

A great article - thanks

5:42PM PST on Feb 22, 2015

Where was the coconut oil?

10:18PM PST on Dec 23, 2013

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8:02PM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Good to know! Thanks!

12:24PM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Thanks, sharing!

11:08AM PST on Jan 11, 2013

nice list there, also look on the reduced aisles for things as you're likely to get some great deals

8:46AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

2:42AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

Thanks for a really informative article. I've plugged EWG into my "favorites" so I can access it easily and often.

2:41AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

Thanks, good to know.

12:06PM PDT on Sep 4, 2012


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Thank you for sharing Ed & Deb :)

Thank you for the informative article.

Great article thanks for sharing

TY for this - noted in preparation for next spring! TYFS :-)


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