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Top Fruits for Your Health

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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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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12:01PM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

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

1:54PM PDT on May 13, 2014

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

6:36AM PDT on May 3, 2014

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

7:37PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014


7:09PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

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

8:56PM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

Thank you!

1:02PM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

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

8:05AM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

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

8:03AM PDT on Apr 29, 2014


2:30AM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

Thank you :)

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