Levels of nitrate in Swedish lettuce and spinach over the past 10 years.

@article{Merino2006LevelsON,
  title={Levels of nitrate in Swedish lettuce and spinach over the past 10 years.},
  author={L. N. Rios Merino and Per Ola Darnerud and U Edberg and Per {\AA}man and Mar{\'i}a del Pilar Castillo},
  journal={Food additives and contaminants},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 12},
  pages={1283-9}
}
Monitoring of nitrate in Swedish-produced lettuce and spinach over the past 10 years (1996-2005) showed that more than 95% of the samples were below the maximum levels established by the European Commission in 1997. The good agricultural practices used by Swedish farmers may partly explain these results. Analytical results of organic farming production of lettuce from 2000 showed low nitrate levels compared with conventional production. The 10 years of Swedish experience has shown good… CONTINUE READING

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