Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nutritional Comparison of Organic and Commercial food


Organic vs. Commercial
 

We want to show you why organic grown food will provide your family with more nutrition than conventional grown food!  If you’re buying your food from commercial sources, such as a grocery store, take a look at the difference in the quality of conventional versus organic food.
 
Food
Percentage of   Dry Weight
Mill-equivalents per 100
grams Dry Weight
Trace Elements Parts per Million Dry Weight
Total Ash Mineral
Phosphorus
Calcium
Magnesium
Potassium

Iron
Manganese

Copper

SNAP BEANS










Organic
10.45
0.36
40.5
60
99.7

227
60

69

Commercial
4.04
0.22
15.5
14.8
29.1

10
2



CABBAGE











Organic
10.38
0.38
60
43.6
148.3

94
13



Commercial
6.12
0.18
17.5
13.6
33.7

20
2

0.4
0
LETTUCE











Organic
24.48
0.43
71
49.3
176.5

516
169

60
0.19
Commercial
7.01
0.22
16
13.1
53.7

9
1


0
TOMATOES











Organic
14.2
0.35
23
59.2
148.3

1938
68

53
0.63
Commercial
6.07
0.16
4.5
4.5
58.8

1
1

0
0
SPINACH











Organic
28.56
0.52
96
203.9
23.7

1584
117

32
0.25
Commercial
12.38
0.27
47.5
46.9
24.6

49
1

0.3
0.02
Rutgers University Study Comparing Organic versus Commercially Grown Foods
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr.


Scientists Prove Superior Nutritive Value Of Organic Food!


Researchers at Rutgers University set out to disprove the claim that "Organic Is Better". They purchased selections of produce at supermarkets and health food stores and analyzed for mineral content. Organic foods were those grown without the use of chemical pesticides or artificial fertilizers. Non-organic foods, referred to here as "commercial," were grown with a variety of chemicals that enhance growth or destroy pests, many of which are known or suspected carcinogens (cancer-causing) and which cause greater erosion to the environment and wildlife.

 

The idea that organic crops are nutritionally superior has been accepted largely on faith. There has been very little hard evidence to support this supposition. Rutgers researchers expected the organic produce to be maybe slightly higher in comparison, but the results were astounding! The amount of iron in the organic spinach was 97% more than the commercial spinach, and the manganese was 99% greater in the organic. Many essential trace elements were completely absent in the commercial produce whereas they were abundant, comparatively, in their organically grown counterparts.

 

Chemically grown and pesticide treated foods (as is shown in the chart above) do not contain the nutritional value of organically grown food. Chemical fertilizers are made from chemically processed or refined materials. They encourage plants to suck nutrients out of the soil, leaving it infertile. Many contain harsh substances like sulfuric and hydrochloric acid, which can leach into groundwater and pollute the environment and food supplies.

 

Organic fertilizers are made from natural materials. Unlike chemical products, they encourage the soil’s growth of micro-organisms, which break down old plant material and convert nutrients into food. Over time, your soil becomes healthier and more fertile. Your plants grow hardy and robust, year after year.

 

Earth worms find their way to organic soils, but will stay far away from chemically treated soil.  They are pretty smart, aren’t they?  We can definitely learn from the beneficial critters of nature!

 
An Important Note: You cannot wash the toxic chemical residue out of the produce; they are a part of that food.  You cannot wash the pesticides off – they have leached through the skin into the fruit or vegetable. When we eat foods grown in chemicals or sprayed with pesticides, they leave toxic residue in our bodies that are stored at a cellular level.  If they are not safely removed they can contribute to sickness, disease and premature death.
 
Chemicals Are Killing Us... That Is Why It Is Critically Important To Get Away From Chemically Grown Foods, Toxic Cleaning Products, & Other Destructive Life Styles, So We Can Live A Better Quality of Life!
We Offer Organic Gardening Workshops: In Ground Raised Bed Gardening, Container Gardening & Hydroponic Gardening Made Easy.
We Do Vibrant Life Health Seminars: Our focus is preventing and reversing disease naturally.  A few of our topics are: sprouting for maximum health, obtaining and maintaining a healthy colon, organic grown for optimal health, introduction to successful organic gardening, never be sick again, 7 steps to optimal health, cellercise for anti aging, everything in life is a seed, years younger protocol and much more.



This is Wake Up Time:
It is the most critical time in the history of our nation to start teaching your children how to grow their own organic food and why it is so necessary to their future survival.  Have you ever thought about how ignorant we have become to self survival; why the life style of living off the land has not been passed down from our ancestors?  What about the children of this generation?  Are we failing to equip them with the knowledge and tools that they so desperately need to become over comers in the world today?  What about turning off the TV, the games, the entertainment, the junk food, the unhealthy life style of no exercise, etc., etc., etc.  They have fallen into this trap because we have allowed them to.  How about loving them enough to show them how to get back to the basics and to learn what it will take to survive in this world today.

Let's take them outside and teach them how to grow healthy, poison free food that will help to give them a healthy fighting chance in life! Make it a fun family affair!  They are the future leaders of this nation.  We must not leave them defenseless!  To help organize an organic gardening workshop for the youth, please call Joy at 352-427-5440.  Adults need to learn too, so they can teach their children and grandchildren.  Do not let this awakening message pass you by.  Take action now!  We will show you how!!!  We want to help.


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