For the most nutrient-dense produce, go with the ones front and centre

May 4, 2011

So I realized recently that I may be a bit fussy when it comes to buying fresh produce–as I was standing there, carefully selecting and examining about 8 different pieces of fruit, at least three people came and went, picking up the first fruit they touched. Huh.

Anyhow, enough about me and my–let’s call it discerning–ways…

When you shop for produce you might want “Let there be light” be your mantra. The USDA conducted a study and found that spinach leaves exposed to the artificial flourescent lighting (which would be those packages in the front) are more nutritious (with significant increase in levels of carotenoids and vitamins C, E, K, and B9) than those stored in darkness (ie. those hidden in the back of the display).

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