Here's another reason to skip buying mealy peaches in the middle of winter: They have more pesticides on them than any other fruit in the supermarket. Conventional peaches that are imported from outside the country when they aren't in season are the fruit most treated with chemical pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group. Skip peaches when they're out of season and enjoy them when they are grown and harvested locally. If you really want peaches out of season, consider organic frozen ones. They may not be the freshest, but they are guaranteed to have been grown without any chemical pesticides.
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