Wednesday, March 05, 2003

In the latest Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry: Spanish scientists use PCR to detect fraudulent meats in foie gras; the last issue's article showing that organic fruit and vegetables are healthier than conventionally-grown is starting to get some play (specifically, "total phenolic levels" were ~ 15-60% higher). This is presented as a health issue, but let's also consider that these phenolic compounds include flavonols, which, unsurprisingly, affect the taste.


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