Does organic produce taste better than conventional?
January 22, 2014 12:04 PM Subscribe
The other day I bought some yellow bell peppers at my local grocery store at a discount. When I went to cook them, I noticed they had a much stronger flavor than I expected, which was more complex and tastier to boot. When I looked at the little sticker that was on them I saw that they were labeled organic. I was cutting up some conventionally farmed green peppers at the same time, and compared to the yellow ones they barely had any flavor at all, and a very superficial flavor at that.
posted by sam_harms to Food & Drink (31 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So is it generally the case that organic produce has a better flavor than non-organic, or at least a flavor that is different? Was the higher flavor intensity and complexity of my yellow pepper a result of organic growing methods? If so, then why would this be?