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GUIDE TO PESTICIDES IN PRODUCE


If you cannot buy organic produce, choose foods from the list that are the least contaminated with pesticides. Keep in mind that imported fruits and vegetables may be more heavily sprayed and more contaminated than locally grown conventional produce.


The twelve MOST contaminated foods

1. Peaches

2. Strawberries

3. Apples

4. Spinach

5. Nectarines

6. Celery

7. Pears

8 Cherries (U.S.)

9. Potatoes 

10. Sweet Bell Peppers

11. Raspberries

12. Imported Grapes


The twelve LEAST contaminated foods  

1.Sweet Corn 

2. Avocado  

3. Pineapple 

4. Cauliflower 

5. Mango  

6. Sweet Peas  

7. Asparagus  

8. Onions 

9. Broccoli  

10. Bananas  

11. Kiwi  

12. Papaya



Since many of the pesticide residues mimic the action of estrogen in our bodies, it is important for good health to buy organic food whenever possible. Buying locally grown as well as organic food also supports our local economy and is healthier for our planet as well.

 

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