Are Organic Apples Better?

appleThe “organic” title is reserved for foods that have been produced through approved methods that foster the cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. While an organic product is not necessarily superior nutritionally over a non-organic product, it is free of the neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors found in synthetic pesticides.

This is especially important for purchasing apples. Apples are considered the number one offender on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list for having the most pesticide residues of the tested produce. Purchasing organic apples allows you to eat the skin of the apple too, which offers nearly double the fiber, 25% more potassium, and 40% more vitamin A than its peeled counterpart.

Source: Today’s Dietitian, January 2015

Written by Emily, intern at Green Lake Nutrition

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