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Vegetables and fruit with decreasing nutrient density

Nutrient Levels In Produce Are Decreasing—And What To Do About It

It’s true. The average vegetable or fruit produced today has significantly less vitamins and minerals than the varieties that were grown decades ago. And this decline in nutrients has been taking place for at least 50 or 60 years. How Much Have The Nutrients In Fruits And Vegetables Decreased? The landmark study on this topic was published in 2004 by Donald Davis. Entitled Changes in USDA food composition data for 43 garden crops, 1950 to 1999, the paper details the results of the measurements of 43 garden crops for 13 nutrients and how the data changed between 1950 and 1999....

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