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2009-02-06

Best and worst fruit, vegetable based on pesticide load

According to Environmental Working Group, the following are the 5 worst and 5 best vegetables and fruits to eat according to the pesticide load. Peaches are rated the worst because the pesticides are absorbed through the skin. Peaches are thus given a rating of 100% and the rest of the fruits and vegetables are given ratings in terms of percentage based on peaches as 100%. Apples is the second worst because apples were initially they are not grown in their natural environmental, have not developed natural resistance and thus treated with multiple pesticides. The best are onions and avocado rated at having only 1% of pesticides as compared with peaches.

5 worst fruits and vegetables

Peaches (worst)100% (highest pesticide load)
Apples96%
Sweet bell pepper86%
Celery85%
Nectarines84%


5 best fruits and vegetables

Onions (best)1% (lowest pesticide load)
Avocado1%
Sweet corn (frozen)2%
Pineapples7%
Mango7%


Read the whole list at The Full List: 43 Fruits & Veggies

2 comments:

racing said...

wow great nice Info. One can get so much knowledge from it.

racing said...

wow great nice Info. One can get so much knowledge from it.

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