Organic apples higher in antioxidants

A new study by scientists in Germany shows that organically grown apples have a 15% higher antioxidant capacity than conventionally produced apples, reports

The findings of the new survey are published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry and build on evidence from a number of studies showing significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic food.

The study compared the polyphenol content and antioxidant capacity of Golden Delicious apples grown under organic and conventional conditions over a three year period (2004-2006). It found that antioxidant capacity was 15% higher in the organic fruit. NPN May 09

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