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Why should I choose organic strawberries?

Leopold D. Galland, MD
Internal Medicine
Organic strawberries have been shown to have higher levels of nutrition in the form of vitamin C than conventionally grown strawberries, due to a higher content of phenolic antioxidants.

In a fascinating study on strawberry nutrition and farms, researchers from Washington State University compared organic strawberries and farms to conventional strawberries and farms. They found the organic strawberries to be higher in quality, and the soil to be healthier. Specifically, in comparison to the conventionally grown strawberries, the organic strawberries had higher total antioxidants, ascorbic acid, and total phenolics.

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