Shoppers Guide to Pesticides

The Full List: 47 Fruits & Veggies

RANK

FRUIT OR VEGGIE

SCORE

1 (worst)

Peach

100 (highest pesticide load)

2

Apple

93

3

Sweet Bell Pepper

83

4

Celery

82

5

Nectarine

81

6

Strawberries

80

7

Cherries

73

8

Kale

69

9

Lettuce

67

10

Grapes - Imported

66

11

Carrot

63

12

Pear

63

13

Collard Greens

60

14

Spinach

58

15

Potato

56

16

Green Beans

53

17

Summer Squash

53

18

Pepper

51

19

Cucumber

50

20

Raspberries

46

21

Grapes - Domestic

44

22

Plum

44

23

Orange

44

24

Cauliflower

39

25

Tangerine

37

26

Mushrooms

36

27

Banana

34

28

Winter Squash

34

29

Cantaloupe

33

30

Cranberries

33

31

Honeydew Melon

30

32

Grapefruit

29

33

Sweet Potato

29

34

Tomato

29

35

Broccoli

28

36

Watermelon

26

37

Papaya

20

38

Eggplant

20

39

Cabbage

17

40

Kiwi

13

41

Sweet Peas - Frozen

10

42

Asparagus

10

43

Mango

9

44

Pineapple

7

45

Sweet Corn - Frozen

2

46

Avocado

1

47 (best)

Onion

1 (lowest pesticide load)

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Note: We ranked a total of 47 different fruits and vegetables but grapes are listed twice because we looked at both domestic and imported samples.

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4 comments:

Cara said...

That's a good reminder. I thought berries were worse, maybe we can do conventional berries every once in a while, I'd been avoiding them since we can't afford organic. Our Costco has organic apples for .70/lb right now, which I've been loving!

Nancy Cuevas said...

that's a great deal Cara. I'm so glad that regular stores are starting to see the writing on the wall. If given the full information people will chose the organic. The more we buy the cheaper it will eventually be. We get most of our produce from Trader Joe's. They have a lot more organic now than they had a year ago. But I still drive around to 2 more supermarkets to finish what's on my list.

Laura Dunn said...

What app?

Nancy Cuevas said...

Hi Laura,

go to http://www.foodnews.org/
it's right on the first page.

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