Popping a fresh strawberry or slicing up some crisp bell peppers might feel like a win for your health, but here's a twist: not all fruits and veggies are as clean as they look. Thanks to those over at Consumer Reports, who dove deep into seven years of pesticide data from the Department of Agriculture, we now know that while most produce is pretty safe, some popular picks — six of them — carry a heavy topping of pesticides. Ready to find out which fruits and veggies made the list, why they’re risky, and how you can keep enjoying them without worry? Let's dig in and maybe even discover a few safer swaps along the way.

1. Blueberries If you’re a fan of blueberries, organic blueberries or organic strawberries as a better choice. Image: Unsplash/ Joanna Kosinska Around 20% of all the conventionally grown blueberries in the U.

S. carry residues of phosmet, a pesticide that’s not exactly BFFs with kids’ health. Frozen ones aren’t in the clear either, posing a very high risk.

Opt for organic blueberries, or maybe even swap to organic strawberries to keep things sweet and safe. 2. Watermelon Watermelon is a favorite for a lot of us during summer but organic may be the way forward.

Image: Unsplash/ Rens D Love watermelon? Here's a bummer: about 3% of these summer favorites tested had oxamyl residue levels way past the chill zone. If pesticides are a no-go for you, maybe switch your loyalty to cantaloupe for a safer bet. Loading.

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