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Are the nutrients really being leached out of supermarket fruits and vegetables?


Kent, K and Penrose, B, Are the nutrients really being leached out of supermarket fruits and vegetables?,, Nine Digital Pty Ltd, Australia, 19 December (2018) [Media Interview]

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There's nothing more disappointing than a sour mango or bland strawberry from a big chain supermarket. But does that mean they're less nutritious?

There are plenty of stories of people avoiding supermarkets' fresh produce - choosing local grocers, delivery boxes or farmers' markets instead.

For some, there are ethical reasons, for others it's about taste, and some believe that you're less likely to get the most nutritious produce at Coles or Woolies.

But is there any truth to the claims?

Item Details

Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:food, diet, fruit, vegetable
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Nutrition and dietetics
Research Field:Public health nutrition
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
UTAS Author:Kent, K (Dr Katherine Kent)
UTAS Author:Penrose, B (Dr Beth Penrose)
ID Code:131737
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2019-04-02
Last Modified:2019-06-03

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