Is the vitamin and phytochemical content of fruit declining?

Graduate student Eleanore Alexander, and the Chemoprotection Center’s Dr. Fahey recently were invited to prepare a commentary on current fruit breeding practices. In it, they suggest that “To reverse the trend of decreasing vitamin and phytochemical content, consumers must demand fruits and vegetables that come from farms using better practices that result in higher nutrient quality.”

To see the original version posted on Fresh Fruit Portal, click here.

Elle Alexander received her Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, spent 5 years in the food industry, and has recently returned to the Bloomberg School of Public Health to pursue her PhD in health policy management.

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