Lower Nitrate Level
Nitrate Levels are Generally Lower
Organically grown crops have also been shown to have lower levels of nitrate. In fact, studies have shown that nitrate levels are 30% lower in these crops (6Trusted Source, 7).
High nitrate levels are linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer (8Trusted Source).
They're also linked to a condition called methemoglobinemia, a disease in infants that affects the body's ability to carry oxygen (8Trusted Source).
That being said, many people believe that the harmful effects of nitrates have been overstated. The benefits of eating vegetables far outweigh any negative effects.