Recently published research by 'Which, Gardening' has revealed surprising results in the organic/non-organic debate.
Three popular garden vegetables were tested over two years: Broccoli (calabrese), Potatoes and Tomatoes. Each being grown in both organic and non-organic versions.
The non-organic broccoli had a significently-higher antioxidant capacity than the crop grown organically.
The non-organic potatoes had higher levels of vitamin C than that produced organically.
Whilst in a blind taste test, most people preferred the flavour of the non-organic tomato crop.
The conclusion reached was that whilst there might be reasons to eat organic vegetables, taste & nutritional quality aren't neccesarily amongst them.
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