What is considered to be an organic food product?
An organic food product is one that isnít grown with the use of any types of chemicals. It is also grown on land that hasnít been used with chemicals for at least the past five years. These foods are harvested by hand and they donít contain any types of additives or preservatives.
There are organic foods that arenít grown though but raised. This involves animals such as cattle, pigs, and goats. They are raised without any types of hormones or vaccinations given to them. They have a very specific diet too without any additives. As a result the dairy products and meat products you get from them are better for your overall health.
Why do organic foods cost more?
It is more expensive to create organic food locations due to the way in which they are harvested or the animals are raised. The amount of time involved with it increases the costs. Farmers donít get any type of compensation when they are involved with organic farming. As a result the additional costs that they incur have to be covered by profits and that means charging more for what they sale.
Can you taste a difference with organic foods?
Most people say that they canít taste any difference with organic foods than those traditionally grown. In blind studies where participants were given two foods to eat they couldnít tell which was organic and which one wasnít most of the time. You will hear rumors that organic fruits and vegetables taste waxy or like cardboard but this isnít true. Some people think that organic meats have a better texture due to the reduced amount of fat on them.
Do organic foods offer more nutritional value?
There is no evidence to verify that organic foods offer more nutritional value. However, it isnít what your body gets from it that matters but rather what it does without that offers the benefit. Without all of those toxins in your body you will feel better. Your body will be stronger and your immune system will be better able to fight anything your body comes into contact with.
Who is in charge of determining organic food status?
This all falls under the responsibilities of the FDA (Food & Drug Administration). They have a system in place for the types of labeling that can be placed on food products. They also have a system in place for inspecting and certifying locations as being able to offer their food as being organic in nature.
Where can I find organic foods?
You will find that there are more locations out there offering organic foods today than in the past. To find them locally you can ask around at your different grocery store locations. You can also visit various farm markets and ask about their food growing methods. There are labels on products that are organically grown so look for those labels.
Why do organic foods look different?
With organically grown fruits and vegetables you may find that they donít look the same as those traditionally grown. They are likely to be smaller and even slightly different in shape. The coloring may be different as well. This is the result of grown methods but it doesnít change the taste or the nutritional value.
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