No I’m not talking about the famous movie. I’m talking about the 12 worse contaminated fruits and vegetables with pesticides. It has been reported that on the average there are 72 pesticides, larvaecides, herbicides and fungicides on store brought fresh fruits and vegetables.

In an earlier post I described the affect these chemicals have on eroding your immune system. Over time by eating fresh fruit and vegetables your body begins to store these toxic chemicals in fat to protect your vital organs of their negative health consequences such as cancer.

The table below lists the source and their worst contaminated fruit and vegetable.

Greenthinkers The Daily Green Vegan-Nutritionista
Apples Celery Celery Peaches
Bell Peppers Peaches Peaches Apples
Celery Strawberries Strawberries Sweet Bell Peppers
Cherries Apples Apples Celery
Imported Grapes Blueberries Blueberries Nectarines
Nectarines Nectarines Nectarines Strawberries
Peaches Sweet Bell Peppers Sweet Bell Peppers Cherries
Pears Spinach Spinach Lettuce
Potatoes Kale and Collard Greens Kale and Collard Greens Grapes
Red Raspberries Cherries Cherries Pears
Spinach Potatoes Potatoes Spinach
Strawberries Grapes Grapes Potatoes

The solution to this problem is to only purchase organic fruits and vegetables or to grow them yourself.

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One comment

  1. Unless I’m going to peel or cook it, I try to buy organic. Especially ones my kids might want to snack on because they don’t always remember to wash them. It’s a bit more expensive (especially here in Alaska) but worth it for our health.

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