Eating well can cost a pretty penny if you're buying all organic products. So, when is and when isn't it worth spending a few extra dollars on your food? Budget-conscious shoppers can get the most bang for their buck when considering a few factors. First of all, you should understand what qualifies a product as being organic. Have the products been sprayed with synthetic pesticides? It's also important to know which fruits and veggies are most affected by the pesticides that are used to grow them. For instance, fruits with thick peels – like bananas – are much less likely to have absorbed chemicals. So, buying organic bananas isn't as high of a priority. Check out these budget-saving tips from our friends at Coinage to learn when it's worth it to buy organic.
Coinage, life well spent. Presented by Geico. Does eating well need to be expensive? When it comes to organic food, budge conscious consumers can get the most bang for their buck by choosing wisely. Organic foods are grown and processed without synthetic fertilizer, synthetic pesticides, Prophylactic antibiotics of hormones. You can prioritize which organic foods to purchase by understanding the amount of pesticides they're likely to contain. Fruit with thick peels, like bananas, avocados and pineapples, are less likely to have absorbs agricultural chemicals. It's important to buy organic, when purchasing fruits and [UNKNOWN] where you cook or eat the peel. Non-organic foods that you can eat whole, like cucumbers, carrots, eggplant, and apples, are best organic. You don't wanna cook or eat the artificial chemical used on these plants. [SOUND] Splurge at the meat counter. Organically raised poultry, pork, and beef is given food that is free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizer. They also don't get antibiotics, which is common practice on conventional farms. Buying organic baby food limits exposure to unnecessary antibiotics and chemicals in the most sensitive time of a child's life. Remember Anything labeled organic must meet the strict regulations of the USDA's National Organic Program, and buying organic doesn't have to hurt your pockets. On average, prices range from being just a few cents more for fruits and vegetables to a couple of dollars more for meat. Now, with this list, you will be able to pick out the organic fruits and veggies that matter, keeping you and your family happy and healthy. [MUSIC] Coinage, life, well spent. Presented by GEICO.