Save some money, experts say don’t buy organic produce

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U.S. (KXAN) — Organic produce buyers know they are paying more for their items.

But experts say, customers are unnecessarily shelling out extra cash for produce that has an organic stamp on it, but may not actually be healthier for you.

According to Thrillist, avocados are the cleanest produce there is to buy. The thick skin protects the delicious insides from pesticides.

The same can be said for thick-skinned kiwis and mangoes.

Husks provide similar protection for sweet corn. USDA tests found 99-percent of sweet corn has no pesticide residue at all.

You can also skip buying the organic watermelon. The skin has a built in chemical protection. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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