appagNew findings in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry claim organically grown apples, in this case Golden Delicious, are more nutritious than conventional produce.

During the study, organic apples were found to have greater antioxidant capacity:

Bernhard Watzl from the Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food in Karlsruhe and his co-workers compared the polyphenol content and antioxidant capacity of Golden Delicious apples grown under organic and conventional conditions over a three year period (2004-2006).

According to their findings, in 2005 and 2006 the antioxidant capacity was 15 per cent higher in the organic fruit than the conventionally produced fruits. Organic apples grown in 2005 also had a higher polyphenol concentration, said the researchers.

And at the end of the 3-year study, scientists say organically grown apples had a 10% higher concentration of phytochemicals then conventional apples.

Via Food Navigator.