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    Default Bug Attacks Make Organic Fruit And Veg Healthier

    Laura Mundean
    January 9 2020

    Leaf wounds from insects make organic fruits and vegetables healthier for us to eat, researchers report.
    The plants’ stress responses initiates an increase in antioxidant compounds prior to harvest, the study shows.
    “Many studies in the past supported this idea, but many others showed no differences,” says principal investigator Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, a horticulture and food scientist at Texas A&M University AgriLife Research. “In our study we proved that wounding leaves in plants like those caused by insects produce healthier organic fruit.”


    Read more: https://www.futurity.org/organic-pro...sects-2253342/

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    Default Re: Bug Attacks Make Organic Fruit And Veg Healthier

    This is good to know, since many of my organic apples are little soldiers with tiny battle scars!
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    Default Re: Bug Attacks Make Organic Fruit And Veg Healthier

    I did wonder if this applied to non-organic also. But as 'damaged' produce never reaches the stores, we'll never know. It would be a good reason for stores to promote the sale of the less attractive fruit and veg.

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