Here’s something you should always buy the organic version of: raisins. Raisins are just dried grapes, and grapes have been shown to be one of the most heavily sprayed produce items, with up to 26 types of pesticides found in independent studies. Since raisins are made from fresh grapes, it’s very questionable how well-washed they are before the drying process. Plus, grapes are thin-skinned, which means they absorb whatever is sprayed on them. Finally, raisins are a popular snack for kids, so to protect them from pesticides, go with organic.
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