What Foods Have Most Pesticides in 2022?

By Melissa Moore on April 7, 2022
BERLIN – JANUARY 18: Different kinds of vegetables, including paprikas, zucchini, onions and tomatoes, lie on display at a government stand that offers information on nutrition at the Gruene Woche agricultural trade fair January 18, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The Gruene Woche runs from January 18 through 27. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Buying organic produce isn’t cheap.  This list may help you decide which produce you want to spend the money on and which can wait.

The Environmental Working  Group just came out with their ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of the worst pesticide infected foods.

Overall,  90% of strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, nectarines and grapes that were sampled tested positive for having residue of two or more pesticides.

‘Dirty Dozen’ for 2022

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale, collard and mustard greens
  4. Nectarines
  5. Apples
  6. Grapes
  7. Bell and hot peppers
  8. Cherries
  9. Peaches
  10. Pears
  11. Celery
  12. Tomatoes

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