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07-16-2007, 08:47 PM
Looks like the latest research is backing up the claims that organic drinks are superior to conventional drinks. So what are you really getting for your dollar?

Stomach filler or

Organic Tomatoes Have Higher Anti Oxidant Levels

A 10-year study comparing organically grown tomatoes with conventional ones has found that organic produce provides several major health benefits. The study, by scientists at the University of California, found in particular, organic tomatoes contain almost double the level of flavonoids. Flavonoids are anti oxidants and have been shown to reduce high blood pressure as well as lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. They have been linked to reduced rates of some types of cancer and dementia.

Scientists measured the amount of two flavonoids - quercetin and kaempferol - in dried tomato samples. They found on average they were 79% and 97% higher respectively in the organic tomatoes than in the conventionally grown fruit.

These findings confirm recent European research, which showed organic tomatoes, peaches and processed apples have higher nutritional quality than non-organic. Source: The Organic Center
www.organic-center.org (http://www.organic-center.org/)

Dr. Galaga
07-16-2007, 10:44 PM
All of the organic sodas that I have tried tasted like poop. http://www.brentsarcade.com/smilies/thumbdown.gif

07-18-2007, 02:31 AM
But how many drinks use organic tomatoes? I don't think you can apply this research to all organically grown fruits and vegetables.