Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

The Fruits and vegetables become less nutritional value than decades ago because of soil depletion due to unnecessary use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today

The main culprit in this disturbing nutritional trend is soil depletion, Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows. Sadly, each successive generation of fast-growing, pest-resistant crop is truly less good for you than the one before.

A landmark study by team of researchers from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was published in December 2004 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. They studied U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits, finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C over the past half century.



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Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 100 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

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