Monday, June 6, 2011

Sweet News About Organic Strawberries!

A recent compariso of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found tha the organic farms porduced better tasking and more nutritious berries while leaveing the soil in better shape.

the berries and the soil were sampled several times over a two-year peirod. "We found that the organic farms had strawberries with longer shelf life..and higher antioxidant activity and concentrations of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)" wrote the authors of the study which ws published in the peeer-reviewed onine journal PLoS One. "In one variety, sensory panels judged organic strawberries to be sweeter and have better flavor..than their conventional counterparts."
the organically farmed soils had more total carbon and nitrogen, more microbes, and higher concentrations of micronutrients. GThe tests were performed on soil and berries from 13 organic farms adn 13 conventional ones. All were in California were 90 percent of the nation's strawberries are grown.

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