An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Many of us would have grown up hearing this from our parents, because they desperately wanted us to eat our fruit and veges. This is because fruit and vegetables provide a range of minerals that are essential to our wellbeing. These minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium provide fuel that promotes physical health and mental vitality. However, it is a well-known fact that the mineral content of different fruits and vegetables decline over time. Considering the essential nature of these minerals, it would be very important for growers to know at what levels they are present in produce and to understand and track these changes over time.
When testing for nutrient content of fruit, vegetables and grains, it is important to not only test the produce as received, but to also look at the dry weight results. This accounts for any differences in moisture content that essentially dilute the result. Hill Laboratories tests for a range of nutrients and minerals in produce and can report both as received and dry weight results if requested. Also, Hill Laboratories offers a Basic Fruit Test that allows growers to assess their fruit prior to harvest and ensure that their valuable crop is only picked once the fruit mineral content is at a desirable level. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our client services team.