I am always asked if it really makes a difference to spend the extra money for organic produce. The answer is yes. Look at these facts:
“A two-year-long study published in the Journal of Applied Nutrition found that the nutritional value of organic produce to be about twice that of the commercial crops that were reviewed.
- Apples: 40% more calcium and magnesium, 60% more boron, 10% more chromium, and 30% more iron. 90% LESS mercury, and 34% LESS aluminum;
- Pears: 50% more calcium, 220% more selenium, 60% more zinc, 30% more potassium, 50% more magnesium. 40% LESS aluminum;
- Wheat 120% more calcium, 430% more magnesium, 360% more potassium, 80% more zinc, 1,300% more selenium. 20% LESS aluminum, 65% LESS lead, 40% LESS mercury.” (Fitzgerald, Patricia. The Detox Solution. Santa Monica, CA: Illumination Press, 2001.)
I would say that is worth the extra pennies….
Until next time,