5 amazing facts about Organic Fruits and Vegetables


The health freaks are all about organic. They preach it; they often use the word themselves to make you think that this means something special regarding food safety and quality, but what exactly does 'organic' mean? Simply put, no chemicals or pesticides can be used on plants, making them perfect for those who want their products without any artificial enhancements like fertilizers made with harmful substances. 

However, the details are a little more complex; as per the International Standard, crops grown on soil that has been from pesticides and chemicals for three years and more can be certified as organic. But, there is a lot still unknown with the term 'Organic'. 

Read these five amazing facts which will give you some insights into the world of 'Organic'. 






100% Organic: This product is made entirely from organic ingredients. 

Organic: At least 95% of the ingredients in this product are organic. 

Made with Organic Ingredients: At least 70% of the ingredients are organic.

Anything below 70% organic ingredient cannot be labeled organic. 

This leads to the question.  
How to ensure you are buying organic?
Smaller farmers often take up organic farming; look for retailers that are good at natural cultivation. Read labels carefully. Good Agricultural Practice is one parameter that makes produce natural and organic.