Did You Know?: Organic Strawberries: Are They as Healthy?
Organic strawberries are supposedly tastier and better for you than regular strawberries. But did you know that organic berries may lack important minerals?
Thatís what food scientists and other researchers found when they compared organic and non-organic strawberries from several California farms.
The organic berries had more antioxidants and vitamin C, and lasted longer on the shelf.
But they also had less potassium and phosphorus than the non-organic berries -- minerals that are just as important for nutrition as antioxidants.
And, as other scientists not connected to the study noted, itís not clear whether extra antioxidants actually provide a health boost.
So is it worth choosing organically grown strawberries over the regular variety? It probably doesnít hurt, but the juryís still out on whether it actually helps.
And now you know.