Antioxidant Levels Not Higher in Organic VegetablesPolyphenol Content Similar in Conventionally Grown and Organically Grown Veggies, Study FindsWebMD Medical News
The finding could have impact because the demand for organically produced food has been increasing "due to the expected health benefits of organic food consumption," the researchers say. And organically grown food is generally more expensive than conventionally produced crops.
They found no differences in polyphenol content.
Organically produced foods also are considered to have better texture and taste, which Nike Shoes Yellow And Blue also explains why they have become more popular in recent years, the researchers say.
trials in three different locations. The vegetables were grown in conventional ways in one of the three, and organically in the other two. Thus, it appears that the polyphenols found in organically grown foods that have been shown to help fight dementia, heart disease, and cancer are found in similar quantities in vegetables grown using fertilizer and pesticides. Nike Shoes Grey And Green
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Pia Knuthsen, PhD, senior research scientist at Denmark's National Food Institute, and colleagues analyzed antioxidants called polyphenols in onions, carrots, and potatoes grown organically and also in the same veggies cultivated conventionally.
Polyphenol Levels Similar"On the basis of the present study carried out under well controlled conditions, it cannot be concluded that organically grown onions, carrots, and potatoes generally have higher contents of health promoting secondary metabolites in comparison with the conventionally cultivated ones," Nike Shoes For Girls White And Blue
Antioxidant Levels Not Higher in Organic Vegetables
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Nov. 5, 2010 Organically grown crops are widely perceived as being healthier than conventionally grown crops. But a new study finds that some vegetables that are grown in conventional ways using fertilizers and pesticides have antioxidant levels similar to their organic counterparts.
the Danish researchers report in a news release.
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