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You might want to change your tune. A review of 350 studies found produce marred with bumps, scars and dark patches is more nutritious than picture-perfect ones. Because when trees and plants are stressed by insects or disease, they produce more antioxidants as a defense mechanism. You’re more likely to find scarred fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets and smaller grocery chains. You might even save money, because some vendors cut prices on the ugliest specimens… which also have the most antioxidants.

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