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Organic vs. Conventional Produce: What’s the Difference?

Incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into our diets is a must when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You could potentially get more out of your salad by simply opting for the organic variety of your favorite produce. A new study suggests there are distinct differences between organic and conventional foods that may influence your decision the next time you pick out produce at the supermarket.

More Antioxidant and Nutritional Power

If you’re getting the recommended serving of fruits and vegetables every day, which, the majority of the population probably isn’t, it would certainly be more beneficial to your health if that food had higher nutritional value. Organic fruits and veggies have more certain vitamins and antioxidants, which has been linked to better health compared to conventional produce.

The international team behind the study, led by Newcastle University’s Professor Carlo Leifert, suggests that making the switch to organic could have the same benefits as adding one to two additional portions of the daily-recommended servings.

Scaled Down Levels of Pesticides and Toxic Metals

Most people choose organic fruits and veggies in order to avoid pesticides, hormones and other chemicals. Well, now we have the research to back it up.

This same study also showed that organic fruits and veggies have significantly lower levels of pesticides and toxic metals.

Healthy Eating Starts Here

At Tenaza Organics, we believe there is no comparison when it comes to the production and nutritional quality of organic fruits and veggies vs. conventional produce. Organic growing methods and fewer pesticides allow for more nutrients in the soil, which, in turn, raises the nutritional content of our locally- and organically-grown produce.

When you buy local, you not only support local family farms, but also ensure sustainable agriculture in our community. Contact us at 956.432.4938 today to learn more about becoming a wholesale partner or member of our CSA program.



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