Comparing nutritional content of fruits, vegetables and juices from organic and conventional crops

Maciej Gąstoł , Iwona Domagała-Świątkiewicz


The nutritional quality of food produced by organic farming in comparison with conventional farming is a current topic that focuses interest and generates discussion. This paper presents a review of the relevant literature of comparative studies on organic and conventional food. In line with several reports on organic fruit and vegetable quality, the data obtained from a wide evaluation of Polish organic versus conventional crops are compared and discussed. This comparative study covered 33 neighbouring pairs of organic/conventional fields with six evaluated species. The data on dry matter, sugar, organic acids and polyphenols content are provided, along with a special respect to mineral content of fruit and vegetable juices. Some issues on the methodological aspects of such comparative studies are presented.
Author Maciej Gąstoł (FoH / DoPaAp)
Maciej Gąstoł,,
- Department of Pomology and Apiculture
, Iwona Domagała-Świątkiewicz (FoH / DoSCaFiH)
Iwona Domagała-Świątkiewicz,,
- Department of Soil Cultivation and Fertilization in Horticulture
Journal seriesCAB Reviews, (0 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishorganic farming, food quality, mineral content, antioxidants
Internal identifierWBIO/2013/94
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
Score sourcejournalList
Citation count*3 (2020-03-30)
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