Organic tomatoes accumulate more vitamin C, sugars

February 21, 2013 |

The following is an excerpt.

Tomatoes grown on organic farms accumulate higher concentrations of sugars, vitamin C and compounds associated with oxidative stress compared to those grown on conventional farms, according to research published February 20 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Maria Raquel Alcantara Miranda and colleagues from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil.

View the press release here: Organic tomatoes accumulate more vitamin C, sugars than conventionally grown fruit

View the scientific paper here: “The Impact of Organic Farming on Quality of Tomatoes Is Associated to Increased Oxidative Stress during Fruit Development”