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This is the difference between organic and regular zucchinis
Not only bell peppers are a bit healthier when they are grown organically. Zucchinis are also healthier if they come from organic farming than if they are grown on a regular farm.
Another part of the courgettes was grown in a regular way.
Kopczynska also looked at a few specific phenols. She found more gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, quercetin-3-O-rutinoside, and kaempferol-3-O-glucoside in zucchinis grown organically.
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Kopczynska also looked at carotenoids and chlorophyll. These groups of substances were also present in larger quantities in organic courgettes, according to the table above.
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"The presented study draws attention to courgette as an important source of health-promoting phytochemicals, such as phenolic acids, flavonoids, vitamin C, and carotenoids. It shows a significant variation in the content of selected groups of antioxidants between courgette fruits grown in organic and conventional system, underlying at the same time some significant interactions between the cultivation system and plant varieties."
"It is worth pointing that [...] the vast majority of the measured phenolics shown higher concentrations in organic compared to the conventional courgette fruits, and these trends were similar for both tested varieties."
"This suggests that organic cultivation might be a good method to increase concentration of these bioactive compounds with antioxidant properties in courgette fruits. Considering the very limited number of similar studies on courgette, these results seem to give the very first insights into the characteristics of courgette fruits grown in extensive, organic systems and could thus be of interest for the producers and the consumers."