Antioxidant vitamins don't stress us like plants do, and consuming them separately from plants doesn't make sense. Phytonutrients are what's beneficial.
Organic fruit & vegetables may be better because the plants are more stressed and create more phytonutrients.
- Mediterrean diet comes from hot, arid climates — plants are always stressed, more phyonutrients.
- Plants with color also have more phytonutrients.