Top Fruits for Your Health

We know that eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies is good for our health, but what specific benefits do we get from different sorts of produce? This infographic takes a look at 20 popular fruits and their health benefits.

Of course, just choosing fresh produce is only part of the battle, right? We also need to take into account the effects of pesticide residues on our health. The best choice is to choose organic produce, but if you can’t do that, there are some fruits that are more important to buy organic than others.

Related Reading: The Thrifty Kitchen: Cooking with Fruit and Vegetable Scraps

The Environmental Working Group has lists of which fruits and veggies have the most and the fewest pesticide residues when they’re conventionally grown. These lists – “The Dirty Dozen” and “The Clean Fifteen” – are great references if you can’t get all of your produce organically. I’ve cross referenced the fruits in this graphic with those lists, and below the infographic you’ll find which are Dirty Dozen fruits and which are in The Clean Fifteen.

Fruit For Health Infographic

Fruits on the Dirty Dozen List

If your grocery budget or organic produce selection is limited, these are the fruits to focus on buying organic. According to analysis by the EWG, these have the highest pesticide residues.

  • apples
  • cherry tomatoes
  • grapes
  • peaches
  • strawberries

Fruits on the Clean Fifteen List

If you can’t get all organic fruit, these are the ones with the fewest pesticide residues.

  • avocado
  • grapefruit
  • kiwi
  • mango
  • papaya
  • pineapple

What’s your favorite fresh fruit? I’m a mango gal! Seriously, I could eat mango all day long.

Infographic via Daily Infographic

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Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson3 years ago

Now we need them to be less expensive so those on limited incomes can afford them too.

barry Werbowsky
barry Werbowsky3 years ago

As I have said berfore about other products where I live some fruit is very expensive! I least I can get Bananas cheap.

Yola Stavridou
.3 years ago

Thank you.Unfortunately can`t get many organic fruits where I live.

Lynn C.
Lynn C3 years ago


william Miller
william Miller3 years ago

thanks I got that dirty 5 covered growing in my yard.

Anne K.
Anne K3 years ago

Thank you!

chris luyten
chris luyten3 years ago

do you know a list like this for europe ( belgium more specially :-) )??

Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago

This is well presented. Don't eat enough fruit. Do love tomatoes, berries and apples.

Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago