Rutgers University Study: Organic vs Conventional Produce

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Organically grown produce provides our families with more nutrition than conventionally grown!

If you’re buying your food from commercial sources, such as a grocery store, take a look at the difference in the quality of conventional versus organic food.

Food Percentage ofDry Weight Mill-equivalents per 100

grams Dry Weight

Trace Elements Parts per Million Dry Weight
Total Ash Mineral Phosphorus Calcium Magnesium Potassium Iron Manganese
Copper
SNAP BEANS
Organic 10.45 0.36 40.5 60 99.7
227
60
69
Commercial 4.04 0.22 15.5 14.8 29.1
10 2
CABBAGE
Organic 10.38 0.38 60 43.6 148.3
94
13
Commercial 6.12 0.18 17.5 13.6 33.7
20
2
0.4 0
LETTUCE
Organic 24.48 0.43 71 49.3 176.5 516 169
60 0.19
Commercial 7.01 0.22 16 13.1 53.7 9 1 0
TOMATOES
Organic 14.2 0.35 23 59.2 148.3 1938 68
53 0.63
Commercial 6.07 0.16 4.5 4.5 58.8 1 1
0 0
SPINACH
Organic 28.56 0.52 96 203.9 23.7 1584 117
32 0.25
Commercial 12.38 0.27 47.5 46.9 24.6
49
1
0.3 0.02

Rutgers University Study Comparing Organic versus Commercially Grown Foods

submitted by Dr. Gary Farr


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6 Responses to “Rutgers University Study: Organic vs Conventional Produce”

  1. Adam Jones Says:

    Wow that is a big difference it just shows organic is always best

  2. Peter Says:

    Can you provide a link to the actual table used above in this post? I’ve searched Rutger’s website but can’t locate it.

  3. Jennifer P. Says:

    Do you have a link to view the entire chart? It looks like the picture above is only a portion of the information. Would be neat to see all the figures.

    Thanks!

  4. Tamara Says:

    Thanks for this! I’ll pass it along.

  5. Amy Says:

    That looks interesting, but the right side of the table is cut off. Do you have a link that would show the whole thing? and possibly more information about the study itself?

    Thank you!

    Amy

  6. admin Says:

    Yes, the chart seems to have cut off on our site. It has been a while since I posted this chart so I must find the actual study and source I have, however, in the meantime you can see the complete chart at http://www.becomehealthynow.com/article/foodfacts/318. Thanks for following eco-gardeners.com and let me know if you have further questions/comments. -Annette

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