More Antioxidants in Organic Foods

July 13, 2014 12:52 PM

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More Antioxidants in Organic Foods

The debate has been raging for years, does organic food have any actual nutritional benefit over non-organic? For a long time, science couldn’t find a conclusive answer. However, a review of earlier studies may have found something that got missed. This review found that organic fruit, vegetables, and grain have a substantially higher level of antioxidants than conventional produce, and a lower level of pesticides.

Carlo Leifert, professor of ecological agriculture at Newcastle University in England and led the research, said, “It shows very clearly how you grow your food has an impact. If you buy organic fruits and vegetables, you can be sure you have, on average, a higher amount of antioxidants at the same c...

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