Study title and authors:
Three-year comparison of the polyphenol contents and antioxidant capacities in organically and conventionally produced apples ( Malus domestica Bork. Cultivar 'Golden Delicious').
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19388640
The study was performed to evaluate the polyphenol content and antioxidant capacity of apples (cv. ;Golden Delicious') grown under defined organic and conventional conditions. Apples were harvested at five comparable commercial farms over the course of three years (2004-2006).
The study found:
(a) In 2005 and 2006 the antioxidant capacity was 15% higher in organically produced apples than in conventionally produced fruits.
(b) In all 3 years higher polyphenol concentrations were found in the organically grown apples, been significantly higher in 2005.
To conclude: Antioxident and polyphenol concentrations are higher in organically produced apples than in conventionally produced fruits.
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Spicy Pulled Pork
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•1 tbsp garlic powder;
•1 tbsp dry mustard;
•3 tbsp sea salt;
Spicy sauce ingredients
•1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar;
•1/2 cup homemade ketchup;
•1 cup Dijon or homemade mustard;
•2 garlic cloves, minced;
•1 tsp cayenne pepper;
•1 tsp sea salt;
•1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper;
1.Prepare the dry rub by combining the paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard and sea salt in a bowl.
2.Rub the pork roast all over with the spice rub and place in the refrigerator for the flavors to penetrate the meat for a minimum of 1 hour, but up to overnight. If marinating only for 1 or 2 hours, leave the roast at room temperature to marinate.
3.Preheat your oven to 300 F.
4.Place the marinated pork shoulder or butt in the oven in a baking pan for about 6 hours, until the meat is almost falling apart and is very fork tender.
5.While the pork is cooking, prepare the sauce by combining together the apple cider vinegar, ketchup, mustard, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a small pot or saucepan.
6.Gently bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
7.When the pork roast is ready, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes.
8.Pull the meat apart from the roast with two forks and place the meat shreds in a bowl.
9.Combine the spicy sauce with the pulled pork and serve the delicious and tender meat with your favorite side of salad.
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