The 12 Worst Foods For Pesticides

by joeyyp on May 26, 2011

For those of you who want to give your children, and yourself, the best advantage for long-lasting health and vitality, pesticides are poisons you want to avoid…

Here’s a list from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) of the 12 worst foods for pesticides.  And below this list are the 15 foods that are the safest to eat (with the least pesticides).

It’s not always easy, nor affordable, to buy all your produce organic.  So these lists are helpful to prioritize which foods you should definitely buy organic, and which non-organic produce is the safest to eat.

12 Worst Foods For Pesticides:
(Buy these organic)

  1. Celery
  2. Peaches
  3. Strawberries
  4. Apples
  5. Blueberries
  6. Nectarines
  7. Bell Peppers
  8. Spinach
  9. Kale
  10. Cherries
  11. Potatoes
  12. Grapes (Imported)


15 Best Foods With Minimal Pesticides
(You can get away with non-organic for these)





  1. Onions
  2. Avocado
  3. Sweet Corn
  4. Pineapple
  5. Mangos
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Kiwi
  9. Cabbage
  10. Eggplant
  11. Cantaloupe
  12. Watermelon
  13. Grapefruit
  14. Sweet Potato
  15. Honeydew Melon


Learn more about the best food and diet for kids:  HAPPY CHILD GUIDE


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