These vegetables and fruits are the most dangerous – they contain a lot of harmful substances.

According to experts, there is no need to stop eating fruits and vegetables. However, if they are on this list, then it is better to subject them to additional processing before eating or cooking. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.

Which products after testing showed the highest amount of pesticides:

  • Strawberry
  • Spinach
  • Kale, white cabbage, chard
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Grape
  • Red and hot pepper
  • Cherry
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes

The cleanest products (minimum harmful substances)

  • Avocado
  • Sweet corn
  • Pineapple
  • Onion
  • Papaya
  • garden peas
  • Asparagus
  • Melon with rough skin
  • Kiwi
  • Cabbage
  • Mushrooms
  • Spanish melon
  • Mango
  • Watermelon
  • Batat

How to reduce harmful effects

Doctors recommend buying in the markets those vegetables and fruits that have been grown in your region – the amount of harmful substances in such products is lower. It is also recommended to buy, if possible, vegetables and fruits from farmers who produce “eco” products.

Buy seasonal products – they are many times cheaper, there is a large selection in the markets and you can buy it in season and then freeze it.

It is advisable to rinse all fruits and vegetables well in running water. Do not use any detergents (soap, rinses) – they can be absorbed and cause nausea.

Do not buy a lot of food – take it once or twice, process it right away and eat it. Or freeze.

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