AAAS: Stress Can Make Plants More Nutritious

By Janet Raloff, 13:05 PM February 13, 2009

Most people know the benefits of diets rich in fruits and veggies. They’ve been linked to lower rates of heart disease, diabetes and stroke, for instance. Yet Americans typically ignore those data, preferentially chowing down instead on meats, other foods rich in fats, and starches. Realizing this, researchers at the University of California—Davis decided to see if they could identify types of produce that generate a relative abundance per serving of flavonoids, vitamins and other beneficial...

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