Study: Organic Fruit Is Better For You

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A new study centered around strawberries, suggests that organic fruit is more flavorful and nutritious than conventional fruit.

Lead author, John Reganold, tells Science Daily, "Our findings have global implications and advance what we know about the sustainability benefits of organic farming systems. We also show you can have high quality, healthy produce without resorting to an arsenal of pesticides."

All the farms in the current study were in California, where 90 percent of Amercia's strawberries are produced. Among the study's findings:

  • The organic strawberries had significantly higher antioxidant activity
  • The organic strawberries had longer shelf life.
  • The organic strawberries had more dry matter, or, "more strawberry in the strawberry."
  • Anonymous testers, working at times under red light so the fruit color would not bias them, found one variety of organic strawberries was sweeter, had better flavor, and once a white light was turned on, appearance. The testers judged the other two varieties to be similar.

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