Pesticides & Fresh Produce

Use this list the next time you take a trip to the market to make smart produce choices. We'll help you find the best fruits and vegetables with the least amount of pesticides.

According to the nonprofit Environmental Working Group, these fresh fruits and vegetables are consistently the most -- and least -- contaminated by pesticides.

Highest levels of pesticides

Apples

Bell peppers

Celery

Cherries

Grapes

Nectarines

Peaches

Pears

Potatoes

Red raspberries

Spinach

Strawberries

Lowest levels of pesticides

Asparagus

Avocados

Bananas

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Corn

Kiwifruits

Mangoes

Onions

Papayas

Pineapple

Sweet peas

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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