Apples, strawberries, lettuce, broccoli, etc. are counted in the list of healthiest food around? You might want to reconsider the reputation of such foods, which are grown with pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Next time you go for grocery shopping, keep an eye open for these 12 fruits and veggies which are most contaminated:
On top of the list is a fruit which is believed to keep the doctors away. It will be shocking for you to know that more than 45 different pesticides are detected in them. These pesticides are also found in apple juice, apple sauce, and apple jams.
More than 60 harmful pesticides are found in peaches. These pesticides are linked with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The fungus attack on the plants and fruits forces farmers to spray pesticides on them. More than 40 different pesticides were found on them.
Imported grapes can have more than around 50 pesticides on them. Raisins have lesser pesticide residues on them.
Several tests and studies have found more than 60 different pesticides on celery.
7. Sweet Bell Peppers
Sweet bell peppers, in all of its colorful varieties, comes with around 50 different, carcinogenic, pesticides on them.
You will be shocked to know that cucumbers come with around 86 different pesticides that sit on its skin. Peeling them before eating is a good idea to reduce the chances of eating these chemicals.
9. Cherry Tomatoes
The best way to avoid eating contaminated tomatoes is to grow them yourself.
World’s favorite vegetable, unfortunately comes with around 30 pesticides. However, sweet potatoes come with lesser chance of pesticide residue.