Science: When to Pick

To get the most vitamins out of vegetables, pick them in late afternoon and eat them before dark the same day. Such is the advice to Victory Gardeners given by Dr. Mary Elizabeth Reid, of the U.S. Public Health Service and National Institute of Health, in the Journal of The New York Botanical Garden. Tests show that even on the vine vegetables may lose as much as 25% of their vitamins after the sun goes down.

Department of Agriculture experts have lately made some special studies of this subject, learned that "light has a remarkable effect upon the accumulation of vita min...

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