January 1, 2005 | Source: The Organic Center | Format: Reports & Publications

Elevating Antioxidant Levels in Food through Organic Farming and Food Processing

This State of Science Review (SSR) projects the potential contributions of organic farming methods and food processing techniques on an important dimension of food quality – the polyphenol and antioxidant content of food. This review assesses research comparing antioxidant levels in conventional and organic foods, as well as studies analyzing the impacts of specific production practices that are typically used by organic farmers, but are less often found on conventionally managed farms.

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