The best way to reap the health benefits of fruits and vegetables without exposing yourself to potentially harmful pesticides is to choose organic produce whenever possible, especially those varieties which are more likely to be contaminated.
But if organic produce isn’t available or doesn’t fit into your budget then you should try to stick to non-organic fruits and vegetables which tend to contain the least amount of pesticides.
Even though the foods below require the least amount of pesticides when farming, you should always wash them thoroughly before eating or cooking. This not only removes any surface pesticides, but also dirt and bacteria.
- Corn (sweet, frozen)
- Peas (sweet, frozen)