Is Organic Better?
One report says 'yes'
(HealthDayNews) -- There are many comparisons of foods grown organically and foods grown using conventional farming methods. Most of the interest in the organic varieties stems from a desire to avoid synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
But organic foods have another plus.
According to the journal Alternative Therapy Health and Medicine, organic foods have a higher nutrient content. They have more ascorbic acid, more protein, and less nitrate.
The reason organic foods have more nutrients: They contain less water. The higher water content of conventionally raised crops causes a nutrient dilution, which isn't present in organically grown fruits and vegetables.