Reduce Your Risk From Pesticides in Produce

Many people worry about the amount of pesticides they're exposed to through a diet of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Even gardeners who grow their own produce depend on food from the grocery store during much of the year. To help consumers avoid the fruits and vegetables with the highest risk of pesticide residue, the Organic Center has published a free pocket guide called Organic Essentials. The guide highlights the fruits and vegetables containing the highest risk of pesticide contamination.

The highest risk fruits include: grapes, cranberries, nectarines, peaches, strawberries, and pears. The highest risk vegetables include green beans, sweet bell peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, celery, potatoes, and tomatoes. If you're concerned about pesticide residues, choose organic options for these fruits and vegetables.

For more information, go to: Organic Center.

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