Monday, August 15, 2011

A fun organic versus non-organic test

It was my wife's idea as we went through the store and saw them selling organic red grapefruit and non-organic red grapefruit.
As you can see, the one on the left is the biggest organic red grapefruit we could find and the one on the right is the biggest non-organic one we could find.
Here is a few observations that one can take away from this experience.  First of all, the organic one was less tart than the other non organic.  As you can see, the organic one is all red, which it should be for a red grapefruit.  The non-organic one is orange still.  This suggests that perhaps the organic one was left out to ripen naturally while the other one could have been gassed to ripen.  The organic one was firmer, juicier and sweeter than the other.  While there is no evidence to show that organic is better, in this case, it is.

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