To do so, I purchased a long list of fresh fruits and vegetables at a grocery store in Central Texas. Those samples were then prepped for the lab, and I fed all the exceed organic produce to my goats.
- Organic Cucumber: .002 ppm lead, zero cadmium
- Organic Strawberries: .006 ppm lead, .002 cadmium
- Organic Plums: ZERO lead, ZERO cadmium
- Organic Oranges: .001 ppm lead, ZERO cadmium
- Fuji Apple (flesh): ZERO lead, ZERO cadmium
- Tomato: .001 ppm lead, .011 cadmium
- Blueberries: .005 ppm lead, ZERO cadmium
- Grapes: .001 ppm lead, ZERO cadmium
- Banana: ZERO lead, ZERO cadmium
As you can see from the combined results of my own lab plus the FDA’s document, most fresh groceries contain near-zero lead, cadmium, mercury and tungsten. (Yes, the mercury level in all these foods was ZERO, too. The highest mercury I found was just .004 ppm in some Kale).