The Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. The results listed below are in order of worst to best (lower numbers = more pesticides).

Here are the top 20 fruits and veggies that the EWG highly recommends that you purchase organic since they are the most contaminated and most sprayed fruits and vegetables.

1 – Strawberries
2 – Apples
3 – Nectarines
4 – Peaches
5 – Celery
6 – Grapes
7 – Cherries
8 – Spinach
9 – Tomatoes
10 – Sweet Bell Peppers
11 – Cherry Tomatoes
12 – Cucumbers
13 – Snap Peas (imported)
14 – Blueberries (domestic)
15 – Potatoes
16 – Hot Peppers
17 – Lettuce
18 – Kale/Collar Greens
19 – Blueberries (imported)
20 – Green Beans

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Edna Dimataga-Fernandez
Edna Dimataga-Fernandez founded The Wellness Institute in 2013. The company utilizes a holistic model of wellness consulting focusing on the 6 dimensions of organizational well-being: physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual & financial health. The Wellness Institute provides holistic health assessments, corporate well-being workshops & wellness consultations with holistic health practitioners. Wellness-Spring, the company’s holistic health store, sells organic & non-toxic health & beauty products. A portion of the proceeds is donated back to causes that support women, children, health, wellness & education. She has worked & consulted for companies in the insurance & financial services industry, the medical & behavioral health field and the non-profit sector. Edna holds a B.A. in Economics from UCLA and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is a Past President (2010-11) of the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors - Los Angeles Chapter and is an approved Continuing Education Provider for the California Department of Insurance.