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All 48 fruits and vegetables with pesticide residue data

EWG analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items. All 48 foods are listed below from worst to best (lower numbers = more pesticides).

Note: EWG analyzed pesticide tests of 48 popular produce items. Domestic and imported versions of two items - blueberries and snap peas - showed sharply different results, so we have ranked those domestic and imported items separately. As a result, the full list of foods ranked by the Shopper's Guide displays 50 entries.

1 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Strawberries

 

2 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Apples

 

3 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Nectarines

 

4 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Peaches

 

5 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Celery

 

6 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Grapes

 

7 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Cherries

 

8 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Spinach

 

9 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Tomatoes

 

10 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Sweet bell peppers

 

11 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Cherry tomatoes

 

12 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Cucumbers

 

13 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Snap peas - imported

 

14 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Blueberries - domestic

 

15 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Potatoes

 

16 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Hot peppers +

 

17 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Lettuce

 

18 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Kale / collard greens +

 

19 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Blueberries - imported

 

20 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Green beans

 

21 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Plums

 

22 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Pears

 

23 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Raspberries

 

24 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Carrots

 

25 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Winter squash

 

26 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Tangerines

 

27 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Summer squash*

 

28 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Snap peas - domestic

 

29 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Green onions

 

30 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Bananas

 

31 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Oranges

 

32 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Watermelon

 

33 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Broccoli

 

34 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Sweet potatoes

 

35 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Mushrooms

 

36 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Cauliflower

 

37 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Cantaloupe

 

38 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Grapefruit

 

39 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Honeydew melon

 

40 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Eggplant

 

41 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Kiwi

 

42 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Papayas*

 

43 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Mangos

 

44 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Asparagus

 

45 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Onions

 

46 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Sweet peas frozen

 

47 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Cabbage

 

48 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Pineapples

 

49 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Sweet Corn*

 

50 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Avocados

 

* A small amountĀ of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States isĀ produced from GE seedstock. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid GE produce.

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