More Nutrients

Organically grown foods have more nutrients — vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micro-nutrients — than commercially grown foods because the soil is managed and nourished with sustainable practices by responsible standards. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine conducted a review of 41 published studies comparing the nutritional value of organically grown and conventionally grown fruits, vegetables, and grains and concluded that there are significantly more of several nutrients in organic foods crops.

Further, the study verifies that five servings of organically grown vegetables (such as lettuce, spinach, carrots, potatoes, and cabbage) provide an adequate allowance of vitamin C, whereas the same number of servings of conventionally grown vegetables do not.

On average, organically grown foods provide: 21.1% more iron than their conventional counterparts; 27% more vitamin C; 29.3% more magnesium; 13.6% more phosphorus.

OrganicVegs-CCOviaPixabay_wall-1559553_1280.jpg