The Shopper’s Guide™ represents EWG’s analysis of the latest fruit and vegetable testing data from the Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. The 2023 guide includes data from 46,569 samples of 46 fruits and vegetables.
Of the 46 items included in our analysis, these 12 fruits and vegetables were most contaminated with pesticides.
Tested for, but not on either list
These 19 items were included in the fruit and vegetable testing data from the USDA and FDA but do not fall into either the Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen lists.
These 15 items had the lowest amounts of pesticide residues, according to EWG’s analysis of the most recent USDA data.
* A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.