10 fruits and vegetables with the most and the least pesticides

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysed pesticide residue testing data from the US Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for fresh produce items.

Here are the top 10 fruits and vegetables with the most and the least pesticides, based on the health research organisation’s analysis:

10 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides

  1. Apples
  2. Strawberries
  3. Grapes
  4. Celery
  5. Peaches
  6. Spinach
  7. Sweet bell peppers
  8. Nectarines (imported)
  9. Cucumbers
  10. Cherry tomatoes

10 fruits and vegetables with the least pesticides

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Sweet peas (frozen)
  6. Onions
  7. Asparagus
  8. Mangoes
  9. Papayas
  10. Kiwi

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