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How dirty is the food you're eating?! #TheDirtyDozen

List details dirtiest fruits and vegetables found in the produce aisle

Father and son spraying organic pesticides on tomato plants in a greenhouse.
Father and son spraying organic pesticides on tomato plants in a greenhouse.

HOUSTON – According to the Environmental Working Group, strawberries top the list of fresh fruits and vegetables - most likely to retain the contamination of pesticides - for the fourth year in a row!

Even the ever-so-popular, green-leafy choice of most health nuts, Kale has returned to the list after a nine year hiatus.

Here are the top twelve fruits and veggies that made this year's list:

  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Potatoes
  • To see a full list of the EWG's 2019 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, click here.