We tend to follow the Environmental Work Group’s (EWG) clean fifteen and dirty dozen to select organic produce over non organic. A simple rule of thumb is if you eat the skin prefer organic. For example you can’t scrub a strawberry to get any chemicals off it. So we prefer organic strawberries. But you don’t eat the skin of an avacado so we will use non organic.
We have a hard time finding organic
jalapeno so we use non organic if we have to and wash them.