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Organic Food: Is It Worth the Cost?

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"Everything that we pick is picked and prepared within a day of market," says Capitol Farmer's Market secretary Pamela Anderson.

And that's why so many people are moving towards organic foods.

"Number one, I have a lot of allergies, and organic food stops you from taking in a lot of those allergies," says Anderson.

But when it comes to nutrients for your body, dietitians say organic isn't always better.

"There is no research stating that organic food has more nutrients than regular food. It mainly comes down to just eating the fruits and the vegetables. And, the organic, pretty much the difference, is that the farmers use fertilizers and pesticides that are naturally occurring in the environment," says Sanford Health dietician Kendal Bjella.

One of the downsides to buying organic is the cost, and it's important to know that some veggies aren't polluted by the chemicals used to grow conventional produce.

"The husk is such a barrier between the chemicals, and the corn, as compared to say an apple, that your, you know, the skin gets hit and then you take a bite right out of  it," says
Jesse Kist, Kist Sweet Corn.

And keeping a consistent diet with plenty of produce will help keep the body healthy.

"There's a higher risk for certain diseases if you eat less fruits and vegetables, but there's no research saying that if you don't eat organic then you're going to be more at risk for these various diseases. So, it's just our big thing as dietitians is eat lots of fruits and vegetables," says Bjella.

So, whether you eat organic or not, it's important to always eat your fruits and veggies.

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