Sunday, May 18, 2014
Taking A Look At What "Organic" Fruit Means
When you take a trip to a health food store - or even when you visit such supermarkets as Walmart these days - you are likely to notice that some fruit is labeled as organic, while other fruit is not, and you might be wondering exactly what the difference is between the two. After all, you probably know that "organic" food is supposed to be much healthier than food that is not organic, but you might also find yourself asking, "Isn't fruit already organic, and isn't it healthy either way?" There are a couple distinct differences between "organically grown" fruit and "inorganically grown" fruit; firstly, most fruit these days is protected from insects with the use of pesticides, which also, of course, gets on the fruit itself, but organic fruit protects against insects using natural means; secondly, a lot of fruit these days is grown using unnatural growth hormones and preservatives in the soil, which organic fruit avoids. One excellent way for you to see for yourself the difference between organic and inorganic fruit is for you to bite into an organic apple and into a non-organic apple, and to set them side by side; as time passes, the organic apple will turn brown much more quickly than the other apple, which will give you an idea of the preservatives used in non-organic fruit. Furthermore, you are likely going to enjoy the way that organic apple tastes a whole lot more as well! Eating fruit that is grown using non-organic means is certainly not "bad" for you, but such fruit is also not as healthy for you as organic fruit, and it certainly cannot match organic fruit in taste either. There is not a huge price difference between the two fruit options, and after you start to enjoy the added taste and health benefits of eating organic fruit, you will certainly agree that the slight uptick in price is definitely well worth it!