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Did You Know?

It is important to be informed about the benefits of organic food and produce. Not only do we provide signs that offer information on most products, but our well-informed and knowledgeable staff can help you with all your needs and questions.

Did you know?In the meantime, here are some Did You Knows to help you understand the importance of eating organic and local:

Did you know that milk from organic herds contains up to 90 percent more antioxidants?

Did you know that average vegetable found in today's supermarket is anywhere from 5% to 40% lower in minerals (including magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc) than those harvested just 50 years ago?

Did you know that the FDA states that more pesticides are found on apples than are found on any other fruit or vegetable? When the Environmental Working Group tested conventionally grown apples, they discovered as many as 36 pesticides. Studies from Britain and France reveal organic apples have greater concentrations of nutrients. Cornell University researchers concluded that apple consumption could be an effective strategy for cancer prevention and that the phytonutrients in organic apples may actually reduce breast tumors.

Did you know?Did you know scrubbing and peeling a fruit doesn't eliminate chemical residue completely so it's best to buy organic. By cutting out virtually all synthetic pesticides, organic farmers greatly limit toxic exposure risks to farm workers, families and consumers.  

Did you know that a review of 41 studies comparing the nutritional value of organically to conventionally grown fruits, vegetables and grains, also indicates organic crops provide substantially more of several nutrients, including:

  • 40% more antioxidants
  • 60% more disease fighting phenols than traditionally farmed produce. In a study, corn grown with little or no pesticides had almost 60 percent higher levels of phenols than conventionally grown corn. Strawberries were nearly 20 percent higher in phenols.
  • 27% more vitamin C
  • 21.1% more iron
  • 29.3% more magnesium
  • 13.6% more phosphorus 
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