Does organic food have more nutritional value? We find out the truth!

Organic food worth the price tag? Women's Health & Fitness


Australia’s organic industry is growing 20 to 30% per annum, largely on the strength of beliefs that it is more nutritious than its non-organic counterparts.

But according to one of the most comprehensive research reviews yet, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and based on 162 studies over 50 years, there is no strong evidence to suggest that organic crops yield more nutritious fare.

When you take conventional crops’ higher nitrogen levels and organic crops’ higher phosphorus levels, it’s a level playing field. Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Melanie McGrice says that both organic and conventionally grown foods can provide sound nutrition when consumed as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Her advice? Impart your own personal preference and belief, whether it’s health or environment-based. Just leave nutrition out of it. 

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