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Least and Most Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables

March 30, 2011

Anushruti RK

Have you ever wondered which fruits and veggies have the highest pesticide residues and which have the least? Wonder no more. I have the list for you. You may have heard of If not, you’ll want to check it out. That’s where I found the following list of most and least contaminated produce, but you’ll find other valuable information there, too.

Thank goodness bananas are not on the “Dirty Dozen” list! But, but, but what about strawberries and potatoes? Sigh.

12 Most Contaminated

* Peaches
* Apples
* Sweet Bell Peppers
* Celery
* Nectarines
* Strawberries
* Cherries
* Pears
* Grapes (Imported)
* Spinach
* Lettuce
* Potatoes

12 Least Contaminated

* Onions
* Avocado
* Sweet Corn (Frozen)
* Pineapples
* Mango
* Asparagus
* Sweet Peas (Frozen)
* Kiwi Fruit
* Bananas
* Cabbage
* Broccoli
* Papaya


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