It’s not your imagination after all… A new study has shown that organic food really DOES taste better, in addition to containing more beneficial nutrients.
A new study by Washington State University compared organic strawberry farms to conventionally produced strawberry farms and found that the organic farms “produced higher quality fruit and that their higher quality soils may have greater microbial functional capability and resilience to stress.”
The result is better tasting, more nutritious fruit. The study showed that organic strawberries had about 10 percent more antioxidants, ascorbic acid, and phenolic compounds than conventionally grown berries. They also contained about 10 percent less water, accounting for a sweeter flavor and for longer shelf life.
Conventionally grown strawberries are particularly infamous for their pesticide retention. The Environmental Working Group produces an annual list of the foods that contain the most pesticides, and conventionally grown strawberries are the third worst […]
Original post by Paul & Ann Malkmus