Practical Application The variation in compositional content, specifically nitrate concentration, of organically and conventionally produced raw vegetables (highly consumed) may need to be considered when compiling nutrient composition databases. If compositional differences are of sufficient magnitude, this might warrant an 'organic' category in databases and to be an additional factor to consider when modeling nutrient intake.
Nuñez de González, M., Osburn, W., Hardin, M., Longnecker, M., Garg, H., Bryan, N., Keeton, J., A Survey of Nitrate and Nitrite Concentrations in Conventional and Organic-Labeled Raw Vegetables at Retail. Journal of Food Science. Volume: 80 Issue: 5 Pages: C942-C949 Published: MAY 2015.