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The studies concluded organic strawberries and kiwis had higher antioxidant activity and higher levels of vitamin C and the study on blueberries showed organic blueberries had higher levels of total phenolics, anthocyanins, and more antioxidant activity.   Organic fruits have
more vitamins and mineralsA report reviewing 41 published studies comparing the nutritional value of conventionally and organically grown grains, fruits, and veggies showed that overall, there were drastically more of several nutrients in organic crops. The results were impressive, with 27% more vitamin C, 29. 3% more magnesium, 13. 6% more phosphorus, and 21. 1% more iron. Another report from 2008 showed that, on average, organic foods contain a 25% higher concentration of 11 nutrients compared to conventional foods.  A study from the University of California, Davis, showed organic tomatoes had 79% more quercetin and 97% more kaempferol aglycones (advantageous flavonoids) compared to conventional tomatoes. Studies on organic milk yield the same results with higher levels of antioxidants and beneficial fatty acids like conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and omega-3 fatty acids. One such study reported that, on average, organic milk yielded 68% more omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk. How to Go OrganicAmong the many reasons and benefits people list for going organic are: Soil healthMore nutrientsCleaner food without
the use of synthetic pesticides and chemicals and processes like irradiationBetter for the environment, farmers, and birds and beesAvoiding or limiting unknown long-term health consequences of GMOs and chemical pesticidesCloser to nature and indigenous agricultural farming practicesMore healthy fatsPossible reduction in cancer riskAvocados not grown organically don't absorb as many pesticides as some other produceThere’s also the clean fifteen and dirty dozen – a guide by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) that lists the fifteen foods that are cleanest to buy conventionally grown and the twelve foods that are best to buy only organic because they may contain higher levels of pesticides.