Organic food items seem to be in trend. Every second day news flashes regarding organic farming and how governments across the world are financially backing organic farmers, activists and fairs promoting it are seen. In addition to this, 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, here is how you can differentiate between the two –
SEASONAL IN NATURE: Since there is no amount of pesticide used, the vegetables and fruits are highly dependent on seasons. Unless the season permits the fruit to grow, it is not available. So, you need to worry if it is early may and you find organic proclaimed sweet corns in the market! They are definitely not organic by any means.
NOT TOO BIG IN SIZE: Some of customers are habituated to eating 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 and it looks too large, kindly let the alarm bell ring, as this is not organic.
PRONE TO HAVE SOME INSECTS HOLES: Lack of poisonous pesticides that kill insects make organic food prone to having insect holes, but that shouldn’t be a cause for concern. Research shows that it is natural for insects to creep into organic items especially in the rainy season. So just like your grandmother, all you need to do is wash them and let them dry under the sun.
CERTIFICATIONS: Organically grown food items are backed with legal and authorised certificates. Governments pay special attention to organic food items. There are authorised government bodies that provide certificates after thorough scanning.
Watch out for these 4 signs while purchasing organic food.