Organic Fruit May be Healthier
Timeless Nutrition Tip
Fruits and vegetables grown without herbicides and pesticides may have a leg up on those that are grown conventionally, suggests research in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society.
When researchers compared the antioxidant levels between the two different types of produce, those grown without herbicides and pesticides had 19 to 58 percent higher levels of antioxidants - flavonoids and other phenolic compounds - than produce that was grown conventionally with chemicals.
The researchers say these antioxidant compounds protect the plant against pests and other environmental stressors and seem to be reduced when synthetic agents are used.
Easy Fruit Salad Recipe
1 large can of organic pie cherries
2 cans of pineapple chunks or tidbits (organic if you can find them)
2 cans of mandarin oranges
1 can of fat free sweetened condensed milk
1 large fat free or lite Cool Whip
Drain the juices from pineapple and mandarin oranges. Then put it all together in a big bowl and mix.