Organic Ketchup Prevents Cancer!

There’s more good news about organic foods. In recent study, scientists from the Agricultural Research Service in Albany, California analyzed 13 different ketchup brands for their lycopene content, and surprise (not really)—the Organic brands had more. Lycopene, an antioxidant that for years has been known to have protective effects against breast, prostate, and pancreatic cancers, is found in cooked tomato products like tomato sauce and, yes, ketchup. So how great is it that researchers are actually trying to distinguish between brands? The more research that comes out proving the superiority of Organic products the better. This comes on the heels of recent reports on the British study proving the higher vitamin content of Organic milk. The best of the bunch were the brands with the darkest color, which I figure, are most likely the most concentrated and the thickest, too. I’m a fan of Annie’s brand. [by Tamara Holt]