The debate is ongoing although studies over the last several years have shown clearly that paying the extra buck is justified.
A recent study of Tarozzi et al, published in European Journal of Nutrition in April 2006, compared organically and commercially grown red oranges in terms of their phyto-chemical contents (phenolics, anthocyanins and ascorbic acid) and their total antioxidant activity in laboratory research. The study showed that all of the above were significantly higher in the organic oranges.
(Summary by Kasia kines, MS, CN, CNS, LDN. Kasia is a licensed nutritionist at Your Prescription for Health)
Dr. Ray Hinish’s Comments:
Chock one more up for the good guys!