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Pesticides in Food: 12 ‘Dirtiest’ Fruits & Vegetables

Apples top the list


Environmental Working Group looked at pesticides in food and made a list of the foods that have the most and the least amount of pesticides.

Pesticides in food
Source: Wikipedia

The group analyzed pesticides in food, ranking 51 popular produce items from the dirtiest to the cleanest. The list consisted of fruits and vegetables that most of us consume on a regular basis.

Here are the 12 dirtiest fruits and vegetables from EWP’s list.

  1. Apples
  2. Strawberries
  3. Grapes
  4. Celery
  5. Peaches
  6. Spinach
  7. Sweet Bell Peppers
  8. Nectarines – Imported
  9. Cucumbers
  10. Cherry Tomatoes
  11. Snap Peas – Imported
  12. Potatoes

Also check out the 15 cleanest fruits and vegetables.

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