Organic fruit & vegetable are grown without the help of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Organic vegetable fruit growing practices protect the ecosystem, the health of those who work the land, and the long-term well-being of customers who eat the organic vegetable fruit . Specifically, organic vegetable fruit are grown in the following ways:
Organic vegetable fruit don’t rely on potentially harmful toxic chemical pesticides, herbicides, fumigants, or synthetic fertilizers.Organic produce is never genetically engineered or modified, and is never irradiated.Organic farming helps protect our air, soil, water, and food supply from potentially toxic chemicals and other pollutants.Organic farming conserves natural resources by recycling natural materials.
Any certified organic Organic fruit & vegetable or any other product must come from fields that have remained free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides for at least three years, and must follow regulations outlined above. Foods grown on lands not yet meeting organic standards may receive a "transitional" label if they follow the strict requirements for conversion.
How do you wash organic vegetable & fruit ?
Although organic vegetable fruit are grown without chemicals, pesticide residue can drift from conventional farms, as well as contaminated soil. Fortunately, properly washing produce can help eliminate most pesticide residue. Follow these tips when cleaning produce:
- Use a biodegradable, nontoxic produce wash containing ingredients derived from natural sources, such as baking soda and citric acid.
- Make your own wash with equal proportions vinegar and water, or put 1 tablespoon (14.5 ml) lemon juice, 2 tablespoons (29 ml) baking soda, and 1 cup (236 ml) water in a spray bottle.