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The 10 Fruit & Vegetables With Enough Pesticides To Make Your Skin Crawl

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away?

You probably don’t always give each individual grape a good old fashioned scrubbin’ before you pop it into your mouth.

But findings from the Environmental Working Group’s annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides might make you think twice…

Each year, the group tests and reveals which fruits and veggies have the most (and fewest) pesticides. With organic produce the price it is, the findings in theory will help people to decide what’s worth spending the extra few bucks on should they decide to go in any way organic.

We’ve listed the so-called “dirty dozen” (the 12 dirtiest fruits and veg which, if bought non-organic, can be loaded with nasties and pesticides) below:

1. Apples

Apples

2. Peaches

Peaches

3. Oranges

Oranges

4. Strawberries

Strawberries

5. Grapes

Grapes

6. Celery

Celery

7. Spinach 

Spinach Smoothie

8. Peppers

Peppers

9. Cucumbers

Cuc

10. Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Superfood kale is knocking around the 11th ranking and the popular potato rank down at number 12 – an extra reason to ‘go organic’ but with some fruit and veg costing a small fortune anyway, is it worth it?

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