Organic produce has a great reputation. But is it really worth the extra cost in both time and money? A new study says organic has some advantages.
A team of ecologists, food chemists, soil scientists and other experts pitted organic produce against more conventionally grown strawberries and found that the organic had higher concentrations of vitamin C and survived longer without rotting. Taste testers favored them, too.
But critics of the findings point out that more nutrients doesn’t necessarily mean better nutrition, since we’re not certain the body actually absorbs them. Plus, the non-organic strawberries were larger and had more potassium and phosphorus, also important for health.
The bottom line: Most experts agree that eating organic doesn’t hurt, but, overall, they simply urge people to eat the recommended number of fruits and vegetables, no matter which farm they come from.
(Fans of organic foods, don’t forget that Van’s makes organic waffles, too!)
Do you think it’s important to eat only organic foods?