Pesticides in Produce Report: 2021

The 2021 report on the produce with the highest amounts of toxic pesticides is out:

1-Strawberries

2-Spinach

3-Kale, Collard greens, & Mustard greens

4-Nectarines

5-Apples

6-Grapes

7-Cherries

8-Peaches

9-Pears

10-Bell peppers and Hot peppers

11-Celery

12-Tomatoes

diy produce wash

 

If you want to avoid the toxic pesticides on produce, stick to organic versions of these fruits and vegetables.  If purchasing organic versions is not an option, be sure to use a DIY pesticide remover.  You can see our recipes for effective, low-cost pesticide removers here and here.