Produce with the highest concentrations of pesticides

pesticide sign

As the consumer demand for cleaner ingredients continues to grow, operators might want to pay extra attention to pesticides in their produce for transparency’s sake. Here are the fruits and vegetables with the highest concentrations of pesticide residue, according to the Environmental Working Group. 

1. Strawberries

strawberries

2. Apples

apples orchard trees

3. Nectarines

nectarines leaves

4. Peaches

peaches

5. Celery

celery stalks

6. Grapes

grapes vine

7. Cherries

dark cherries

8. Spinach

spinach leaves

9. Tomatoes

golden yellow tomatoes

10. Sweet bell peppers

bell peppers

11. Cherry tomatoes

tomatoes on vine

12. Cucumber

cucumber slices whole

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