1. Apples – 571 servings/day
2. Celery – 133,951 servings/day
3. Strawberries – 2,640 servings/day
4. Peaches – 318 servings/day
5. Spinach – 4,487 servings/day
6. Imported Nectarines – 439 servings/day
7. Imported Grapes – No figure given. Amt for cherries is 1,171 servings/day
8. Sweet Bell Peppers – 845 servings/day
9. Potatoes – 12,626 servings/day
10. Domestic Blueberries – 306 servings/day
11. Lettuce – 15,227 servings/day
12. Kale/Collard Greens – 3,265 servings/day
(Source: Edible Intelligence) And that comes from the highest amount ever found by the USDA. So unless you’re picking the apple right off the tree after a fresh spraying, you’re not even coming close to that, especially once you’ve washed it off.
I know that organic’s thing is to sell people on how much healthier the produce is, how it is nutritionally superior, or how it is better for everyone. What else but lies will get people to part with more of their hard earned money for the exact same (or even inferior) organic produce? But this is out of hand. Now we’re telling people that eating conventional fruits and vegetables are going to make them gain weight and become obese? Give me a break. Eventually people will see through this garbage; right!?
Look, if you want to be healthy, eat your conventional fruits and vegetables. Don’t buy organic. Not only will you be healthier and better looking, you won’t be contributing to worldwide starvation.