The 20 Fruits and Veggies with the MOST Pesticides

These are the ones that you should always buy organic, if possible. If you buy the following produce from non-organic please be sure and wash them thoroughly before eating them. These are ranked in order by EWG with the worst of them all, peaches, at #1.

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Sweet Bell Peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Pears
  9. Grapes (imported)
  10. Spinach
  11. Lettuce
  12. Potatoes
  13. Carrots
  14. Green Beans
  15. Hot Peppers
  16. Cucumbers
  17. Raspberries
  18. Plums
  19. Grapes (Domestic)
  20. Oranges

The 20 Fruits and Veggies with the LEAST amount of Pesticides According to EWG, the following produce has the lowest pesticide load, ranked in order with the lowest pesticides first.

  1. Onion
  2. Avocado
  3. Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  4. Pineapples
  5. Mango
  6. Asparagus
  7. Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  8. Kiwi
  9. Bananas
  10. Cabbage
  11. Broccoli
  12. Papaya
  13. Blueberries
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Winter Squash
  16. Watermelon
  17. Sweet Potatoes
  18. Tomatoes
  19. Honeydew melon
  20. Cantaloupe

Sources:

Environmental Working Group: Food News

U.S.. EPA Organophosphate Pesticides

Pesticides Action Network: Pesticides in People

Rhonda Donahue PhD. Author of “The Pollution Inside You!” & “New Zealand’s Natural Health Remedy”  Direct Line (714)863-5959   http://rhondadonahue.com/

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