Organic food items seems to be in trend. Every second day news flashes regarding organic farming and how government is financially backing the farmers; activists enthusiastically arrange fairs and we, the consumers take healthy pride when we see organic food on our plates.
Even though the general public is smart enough to recognise the striking difference between organic and inorganic food items yet, here is how you can differentiate the two.
- SEASONAL IN NATURE – Since there is no amount of pesticides used the vegetables and fruits are highly dependent on season. Unless and until the season particular fruit is not there, you won’t get it. So you need to doubt if it is early may and you find organic proclaimed sweet corns in the market! Mind you, they are not organic by any means.
- NOT TOO BIG IN SIZE – Some of the customers are habituated to eat bigger sized vegetables however it is futile to expect the same when you are buying organic food. If someone proclaims the food item to be organic however in case you find it too large then kindly let the alarm ring, this is not organic.
- PRONE TO HAVE INSECTS – Lack of pesticides that shoo away the insects makes organic food prone to have insects but that shouldn’t be the cause of concern. Researches show that it is natural for insects to creep into organic items especially in rainy season however unlike your grandmother you just need to wash it and let it dry under sun.
- CERTIFICATIONS – Organically grown food items are backed with legal and authorised certificates. Government pays special attention to organic food items. There are authorised governmental bodies that provide certificates after thorough scanning.
Watch out these 4 signs before concluding whether the items that you bought thinking it is organic is really organic or not!