Pesticide Load In Fresh Produce   



Pesticide Load In Fresh Produce

 
Did you know that washing fruits and vegetables may not completely remove the pesticide load in them? Here’s a list of the top fruits vegetables with the highest pesticide load ever a washing and rinsing.

Rank

Fruit/vegetables

Score

1 (worst)

Peaches

100 (highest pesticide load)

2

Apples

97

3

Capsicums

86

4

Celery

84

5

Nectarines

83

6

Strawberries

82

7

Cherries

76

8

Lettuce

70

9

Grapes

67

10

Pears

66

Peeling the skin of fresh produce may reduce the chemical load significantly, but be warned - most of the valuable nutrients our body needs are contained in the outer layer. The verdict? Go for organic produce – they are your safest bet!

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Happy reading,
Evelyn


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