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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.

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