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Does organic food bring added health benefits?

The benefits of conventionally grown produce over organic foods was the focus of a recent debate between food technologists with scientists warning it is too early to reach conclusions, despite new research that suggests some organic produce could have added health benefits.

Meeting at the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting in Las Vegas two weeks ago, Alyson Mitchell, a food chemist at University of California at Davis reported that she had found organic tomatoes had higher levels of secondary plant metabolites and higher levels of vitamin C. “In looking at the (California) supermarket varieties of broccoli, we also found significantly higher levels of the flavonoids in organic broccoli,” said Mitchell, reported the IFT.

Read the original article at: NutraIngredients

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