What Is Organic Fruit?
What is Organic Fruit?
Curious about the organic way of eating? Well here is some information to help you understand what the differences are between organic and non-organic fruit. Organic fruit is
grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Organic fruit growers must follow very strict hygiene and safety guidelines in order to comply with Federal, State and local health standards. In addition to following strict guidelines, certified organic farmers are inspected by a third-party to make sure that they are in compliance enabling them to qualify for organic certification.
Since no chemical pesticides can be used, it can be challenging to grow organic fruits because the trees need constant preventative maintenance in order to avoid things like weed growth and insects. Organic fruits have to maintain their grade even after they have been packed and left the farm or grove. Also, they cannot be treated with any post-harvest chemicals.
In studies between organic and non-organic fruit and vegetables such as corn and berries, the organic variety was found to have substantially higher levels of nutrients than the non-organic types. The minerals in organic fruits are shown to have the potential to kill cancer cells or prevent them from spreading. According to researches, those nutrients could possibly help to increase the cancer cure rate if they were to be combined with standard treatment methods. That would be fantastic, wouldn’t it?
Not only are organically grown fruits better for your body, but there is evidence that the farming methods used to grow them are much safer for the environment than conventional growing methods. This is mainly because the organic farming methods don’t use chemical fertilizers and pesticides which can be released into our atmosphere and break it down. Organic fruits also are said to taste better because of these healthier farming methods.
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