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Which Fruits and Vegetables Have the Most Pesticides?

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  • Strawberries top the list of most pesticide-contaminated produce; 98 percent of samples tested contained at least one detectable pesticide residue
  • Other heavily contaminated fruits and vegetables include apples, nectarines, peaches and celery
  • Eating organic is one of the best ways to lower your overall pesticide burden

By Dr. Mercola

If you eat strawberries in your morning smoothie or as a quick snack, make sure they're organic. In an Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis of 48 fruits and vegetables, strawberries earned the dubious moniker of most contaminated with pesticide residues.


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