Concentration of pesticides in major non-organic fruits and vegetables

Rank

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

Fruit or Veg

Peaches

Apples

Sweet Bell Peppers

Celery

Nectarines

Strawberries

Cherries

Pears

Grapes - Imported

Spinach

Lettuce

Potatoes

Carrots

Green Beans

Hot Peppers

Cucumbers

Raspberries

Plums

Grapes - Domestic

Oranges

Grapefruit

Tangerine

Mushrooms

Cantaloupe

Honeydew Melon

Tomatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Watermelon

Winter Squash

Cauliflower

Blueberries

Papaya

Broccoli

Cabbage

Bananas

Kiwi

Sweet peas - frozen

Asparagus

Mango

Pineapples

Sweet Corn - frozen

Avocado

Onions

Pesticide Load

100

89

86

85

84

82

75

65

65

60

59

58

57

53

53

52

47

45

43

42

40

38

37

34

31

30

30

28

27

27

24

21

18

17

16

14

11

11

9

7

2

1

1

Source: Dr. Ben Kim