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Delhi, New Delhi, India, 2007/04/21 - A study conducted by American researchers has revealed, organically grown food is better in terms of nutritional values offered.
Organic food is highly nutritious and good in comparison to the conventionally grown food, claims a recent study conducted in the US by American researchers Dr Adel Kader and Dr Maria Amodio, from University of California Davies.
As a part of the study, test was conducted on kiwifruits that were grown under both methods in the same farm, i.e. the two sets of crops were matured under similar environmental conditions. The test found pretty high levels of polyphenols and Vitamin C in organically grown kiwis in contrast to those grown by conventional method. This statement was published by Chemical and Industry magazine on March 26, 2007.
"All the main mineral constituents were more concentrated in the organic kiwi fruit, which also had higher asorbic acid (vitamin C) and total polyphenol content, resulting in higher antioxidant activity”, researchers Kader and Amodio wrote in Science of Food & Agriculture’s journal.
The study concludes that the organic food offers value for money; one has to shell out a few extra bugs to get wholesome food for a healthy life. Perhaps this is the reason why more and more people today are turning towards organically grown foods.
As per the RNCOS report “World Organic Foods And Beverages Report (2006)”, “Consumers began switching to organic foods over conventional since they wanted to keep away from pesticides. As a result there has been constant rise in the demand for organic products – both food and non-food for the past few years. Growing at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 13.8% for the period between 2002 and 2006, organic food market generated revenue of US$ 36.7 Billion in the year 2006.”
RNCOS research report “World Organic Foods And Beverages Report (2006)” provides extensive research and objective analysis of the World Organic Foods and Beverages Industry. This report looks in to the details of the global organic foods and beverages industry. Key facts and issue analyzed in this report include: market size of the world organic foods and beverages industry, market size of the various countries, total organic food market is segmented by product, what and where are the growth prospects and issues related to the industry, factors driving growth in the organic food market, etc.
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