Some conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are more of a health risk than others. The list changes from year to year, so stay current by visiting the Environmental Working Group’s website, www.foodnews.org.
Conventionally grown produce high in pesticide residue
Peaches, apples, strawberries, nectarines, pears, cherries, red raspberries, imported grapes
Spinach, bell peppers, celery, potatoes, hot peppers
Conventionally grown produce with low pesticide residue
Pineapple, plantains, mangoes, bananas, watermelon, plums, kiwi, blueberries, papaya, grapefruit
Avocado, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, asparagus, radishes, broccoli, onions, okra, cabbage, eggplant
Source: Environmental Working Group.