Myth: Organic Produce is No Better Than Conventional Produce
Organic and conventionally grown produce have about the same level of nutrients. But organic fruits and vegetables are less likely to have traces of pesticides and other chemicals. Parents take note, because recent studies show that certain pesticides can increase the risk for ADHD.
The difference is especially pronounced for peaches, apples, bell peppers, celery, and others that are commonly grown with pesticides on conventional farms.
What about simply peeling vegetables? That can reduce the level of pesticides, but it cuts down on nutrients too.