Nutritional Loss in Fresh Veggies

road weary veggies
Artwork by Andrew Sharp
Did you know? Some fresh vegetables lose a surprising amount of nutrition within the first week after harvest…. For example:  75% of Vitamin C and 47% of folate is lost in spinach just 1 week after harvest, even if refrigerated.  77% loss of Vitamin C for green beans. Some of the research:  article from the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

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