Here is more grist for the mill on claims as to the falling nutritional value of our foods.
Our food supply is being bred for the convenience of the distribution chains, that is, fruits that don’t bruise and can be picked green to ripen in transit or after prolonged storage. Vegetables that are large and succulent, even sweet such as sweet corn, sweet peas, beans, tomatoes, potatoes etc. Low fibre foods that are large sweet and juicy eg apples, oranges, stone fruits, tropical fruits, melons and berries.
The result is that antioxidant levels are falling dramatically. Here are a few examples from the article:
Wild dandelions, once a springtime treat for Native Americans, have seven times more phytonutrients than spinach, which we consider a “superfood.” A purple potato native to Peru has 28 times more cancer-fighting anthocyanins than common russet potatoes. One species of apple has a staggering 100 times more phytonutrients than the Golden Delicious displayed in our supermarkets.
There are dozens of other examples. Blueberries vs wild blueberries. Sweet potatoes of just 20 years ago and modern ones. In fact, most of our fresh produce has changed even down to the type of antioxidants in fruits. Wild fruits are often rich in both, fat soluble and water soluble antioxidants while cultivated fruits only have water soluble antioxidants.
What can we do about it?
Before I make a suggestion, let me tell you what I have discovered.
Obviously, I love to forage for foods from warrigal greens to various fruits, samphire and sea vegetables and even a few weeds such as wild fennel, mulberries, and dandelions. I grow wild foods in my garden and harvest them seasonally.
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