Pesticides: list of the most contaminated fruits and vegetables …

Eating healthy has become a priority for many, but also a real challenge on a daily basis. Under the false pretext of “having to feed everyone”, agriculture has become a business, an industrial production that has only one goal: maximum yield regardless of consequences and nutritional quality

In addition to food waste and widespread environmental pollution, it is our health that is in the front line when we eat fruits and vegetables packed with pesticides. Here is a list to avoid the most contaminated fruits and vegetables and prefer them under the label of organic farming.

For different reasons (price, availability, French production …), it is not always easy to eat exclusively fruits and vegetables from organic farming. That’s why we suggest you, at least, to take inspiration from this reference list maintained by the environmental NGO Environmental Environmental Worgking Group (EWG) based on data from the US Department of Agriculture and Food. Drug Administration (FDA).

The main idea is to favor organic fruits and vegetables especially for those which contain the most pesticides in conventional agriculture.

Here are two lists (not exhaustive) of fruits and vegetables more and less contaminated with pesticides:

Fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides

Consumers should avoid consuming these products if they are not from organic farming or from a healthy and natural vegetable garden.

To avoid absolutely: strawberry

Fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides Rank The 15 most contaminated fruits and vegetables 1 Strawberry 2 Spinach 3 Nectarine 4 Apple 5 Peach 6 Pear 7 Cherry 8 Grape 9 Celery 10 Tomato 11 Sweet pepper 12 Potato 13 Cucumber 14 Cherry tomato 15 Lettuce The fruits and vegetables least contaminated by pesticides These products can, a priori, be consumed even if they are not from organic farming, a French and reasoned production is however preferable.

The least contaminated: the lawyer

Rank Fruits and vegetables least contaminated 1 Avocado 2 Pineapple 3 Cabbage 4 Onions 5 Asparagus 6 Mango 7 Eggplant 8 Melon 9 Kiwi 10 Cauliflower 11 Grapefruit 12 Broccoli 13 Sweet potato 14 Mushrooms 15 Watermelon Ideally, eat healthy fruits and vegetables vegetables imply that they come from:

  • a healthy and natural vegetable garden or organic farming;
  • French production, at least for non-tropical fruits and vegetables;
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