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Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Blue Moon Shines Again

One sign that you're looking at a rare phenomenon is that the first few examples of it you find are the same. For example, I earlier blogged about a rare instance of an organic food being more nutritious than a “conventional” food. There's some evidence that organic tomatoes are richer in antioxidants than overfertilized tomatoes. Yesterday, I came across another apparent example of a healthier organic food with evidence. It also turned out to be high-antioxidant organic tomatoes:

4. Ketchup: For some families, ketchup accounts for a large part of the household vegetable intake. About 75 percent of tomato consumption is in the form of processed tomatoes, including juice, tomato paste and ketchup. Notably, recent research has shown organic ketchup has about double the antioxidants of conventional ketchup.

Hmmmm…

But wait, there's more. The Wall Street Journal pointed out that means the Reagan adminstration was right when they called ketchup a vegetable. (On the other hand the Times article was written by Tara Parker-Pope, a former Wall Street Journal reporter. Maybe she's a mole distributing Reaganite propaganda from the belly of the beast.)

I won't more than mention that the same article also discusses organic milk, potatoes, peanut butter, and apples but can only cite the usual bullbleep.

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