How Bionutrient Dense Food is Being Defined
Testing all of the vitamins and minerals in a piece of fruit is an expensive and time-consuming process. The technology to make this an individualized and simple process exists. The Bionutrient Food Association (BFA) research team consists of Grower Members, soil scientists and agronomists who will use a sophisticated tool to determine the levels of many different types of nutrients and minerals with a single scan. This device will measure the quality of the food we eat. The tool is currently limited in availability, but the BFA is developing a custom calibration and plans to make it widely available.
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Until that day
To test your crops at home and in the store we recommend a measurement developed in the 19th century for the wine industry called the Brix test. Anyone can perform this simple test to measure the level of dissolved solids in liquid extracted from any fruit or vegetable. Some of BFA’s research will be fine-tuning the relationship between the Brix test and complex nutrients like vitamins and anti-oxidants. A refractometer and the other tools necessary to test your food are a benefit of membership with BFA.