What fruits have the most pesticides on them?



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    Strawberries, US Cherries, Peaches, Mexican Cantelope, Apples, Apricots, and Pears are all very high in pesticide residues. Check out the link below for a more complete list.

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    Among some of the fruits which contain the most pesticides are peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, and strawberries. See the site below for several others.

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    According to the Environmental Working Group’s 2009 report “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides,” these are the twelve fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues on them (i.e. the ones you should try hardest to buy organic): apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, imported grapes, necatrines, peaches, pears, potatoes, red raspberries, spinach, strawberries.

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    Apples, peaches, potatoes, spinach and strawberries are some common foods that contain the highest levels of pesticides. The best method to avoid the pesticides on these items is to buy them organically. Washing or peeling can also help, but pesticide residue might remain.

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    There are some fruits that tend to have a heavy load of pesticides. Some of the fruits that are grown with a large amount of pesticides are; peaches, apples, strawberries, nectarines, pears, and cherries. To avoid pesticides consider purchasing organic produce and make sure you are washing with a vegetable or fruit wash.

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    A recent report shows that apples are at the top of the list for presence of pesticides. Check out this shopping guide to minimize your exposure to pesticides on fruit.

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