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MsDebbieP

14670 posts in 2567 days
hardiness zone 5b

878 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: nutrients

Most of us have heard that the nutritional value of our fruits and veggies are declining because we are modifying the plants to produce “big and pretty”, losing on flavour and nutrition.

Have you heard this one?
  • plants draw in and store minerals in their stalks, and when it comes time to create a fruit or vegetable, the plants pull out the minerals and transform them into beneficial nutrients in the fruit. If there isn’t as much storage space, [dwarf varieties] there won’t be as many nutrients in the fruits.

Check out this site for more information: plants draw in and store minerals in their stalks, and when it comes time to create a fruit or vegetable, the plants pull out the minerals and transform them into beneficial nutrients in the fruit. If there isn’t as much storage space, there won’t be as many nutrients in the fruits.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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878 days ago

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MsDebbieP

14670 posts in 2567 days
hardiness zone 5b

878 days ago

fixed.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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daltxguy

882 posts in 1664 days
hardiness zone 4a

878 days ago

Makes sense. Higher yield, smaller plant, diluted nutrition.

I think your local heirloom varieties will always be your best bet – best adapted to local conditions, best yield, flavour and nutrition.

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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sharad

1620 posts in 1783 days
hardiness zone 11

878 days ago

It is a matter of concern. Population control and avoiding wastage of food can discourage modifying food plants to produce big and plenty. As Daltxguy says better to use heirloom seeds.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Bon

7374 posts in 2346 days
hardiness zone 5a

873 days ago

I have to agree with Daltxguy and Sharad that heirloom seeds work the best for me for good plants and great flavour.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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