Saturday, March 08, 2003

Organic Food Has More Healthy Compounds

A new study has revealed that, contrary to what the chemical people have been telling us for years, organically grown food is more nutritious. For years I've talked about A Mozafar's study showing that crops using manure as fertilizer were higher in vitamin B. Now a new study shows that blackberries grown sustainably or organically and then frozen contained 50 percent to 58 percent more polyphenolics than conventionally grown crops from neighboring plots. Sustainably grown frozen strawberries contained 19 percent more polyphenolics than conventional fruit. Sustainably grown and organic produce also had more ascorbic acid, which the body converts to vitamin C, Mitchell's team reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.