Feb 25, 2024, 04:09 PM IST

Fruits and vegetables that contain highest amount of pesticides

Jaisal Kaur

Strawberries: About 30% of all strawberry samples contained ten or more pesticide residues.

Spinach: Around 76% of spinach samples contained pesticide residues, including permethrin, a neurotoxic insecticide.

Kale, mustard, and collard greens; About 86% of leafy greens comprise two or more pesticide residues.

Peaches: Over 99% of the peaches had about 65% of chemicals.

Green beans: The 90% of beans contained pesticides, including acephate, a neurotoxin banned in 2011.

Apples: There were found pesticide residues in 90% of apple samples. 

Grapes: They contained over 96% testing positive for pesticide residues.

Bell and hot peppers: Bell peppers contain some pesticides, which are more toxic to human health.

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