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.”

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