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Dead alive: the future of vegetables

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Just in case you missed hearing about this on the news I wanted to share this really neat research on vegetables with you.

I blogged before about spinach that’s exposed to light in the grocery store having more nutrients than spinach that’s at the back of the pile. Well, this research expands upon that finding showing that many plants maintain circadian rhythms after being harvested. Thus, continuing to expose them to light and dark cycles helps them to continue to improve their nutrient content (or at least not lose nutrients during shipping and storage) and may also provide increased protection against pests.

Hey Kenmore et al start designing those new and improved refrigerators!