Organic Tomatoes Have More Vitamin C, Sugars

by Sheela Philomena on  February 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM Diet & Nutrition News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Tomatoes grown on organic farms have increased concentrations of sugars, vitamin C and compounds associated with oxidative stress compared to those grown on conventional farms, states research.
 Organic Tomatoes Have More Vitamin C, Sugars
Organic Tomatoes Have More Vitamin C, Sugars

In their study, the researchers compared the weights and biochemical properties of tomatoes from organic and conventional farms. They found that tomatoes grown on organic farms were approximately 40% smaller than those grown by conventional techniques, and they also accumulated more compounds linked to stress resistance.

According to the authors, organic farming exposes plants to greater stress than conventional farming. They suggest that this increased stress may be the reason organic tomatoes had higher levels sugars, vitamin C and pigment molecules like lycopene, an anti-oxidant compound - all of which are associated with the biological response to stress. Based on these observations, the authors suggest that growing strategies for fruits and vegetables should aim to balance plant stress with efforts to maximize yield and fruit size, rather than trying to eliminate stress to increase yields.

Source: Eurekalert

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Calcium and Vitamin Supplements Vitamin Supplements Vitamin C / Ascorbic acid Vitamin B6 Vitamin B9 Vitamin B-12 Vitamin-F Undetected Nutrient Deficiencies: the Cause of Ill Health Food Combinations that Affect Your Well Being Vitamins - Myths and Facts 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...