Stumbled across this study from UC Davis. It was also published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. There is a great quote next to a picture of a strawberry, “Strawberries grown without pesticides contain up to 19 percent more natural antioxidants.”
WOW. 19% more natural antioxidants? To me that’s awesome. Organic is really worth the extra money you pay.
You can check it out here: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/organic-and-sustainable-foods-have-more-polyphenolics-linked-health-benefits
My take-away? Seems like common sense to most folks that organic is better. But to me, this study is just more real, scientific proof that organic is better for you.
Why doesn’t the Washington apple industry go organic?