Laurel Hopwood wrote:
> Journal of Applied Nutrition
> 1993; 45:35-39.
> Organic foods vs. supermarket foods: Element levels
> Over a 2 yr period, organically and conventionally grown apples, potatoes,
> pears, wheat, and sweet corn were purchased in the western suburbs of
> Chicago and analyzed for mineral content. Four to 15 samples were taken
> for each food group. On a per-weight basis, average levels of essential
> minerals were much higher in the organically grown than in the
> conventionally grown food. The organically grown food averaged 63% higher
> in calcium, 78% higher in chromium, 73% higher in iron, 118% higher in
> magnesium, 178% higher in molybdenum, 91% higher in phosphorus, 125% higher
> in potassium and 60% higher in zinc. The organically raised food averaged
> 29% lower in mercury than the conventionally raised food.
> Laurel Hopwood
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