An independent US institution (Environmental Working Group – EWG) that tracks down the quality of fruit and vegetables in American supermarkets has compiled a list of the most toxic fruit and vegetables.
The harmfulness of fruit and vegetables was determined by the amount of pesticides found in them.
The most toxic fruits
Apples, strawberries, grapes, peaches, nectarines, berries, cherries, pears, plums, raspberries, tangerines.
The most toxic vegetables
Celery, spinach, bell peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, peas, turnips, carrots.
The less harmful fruits
Pineapple, avocado, papaya, mango, kiwi, grapefruit, cantaloupe, watermelon, bananas, oranges.
The less harmful vegetables
Sweetcorn, onions, cabbage, asparagus, eggplant, sweet potato, mushrooms, cauliflower, tomatoes, onions, squash, broccoli.
All fruits and vegetables found in the supermarket contain pesticide.
In some cases, they were discovered traces of highly dangerous pesticides, disused even since the 70s, but which remain in the soil and the plants absorb them.
Despite that, the study claims that the body benefits of fruits and vegetables (even contaminated with pesticides), are greater than lacking from our diets.