Consuming organic foods—particularly fruits and vegetables—is important for your health, because these foods contain fewer pesticides, antibiotics, and GMOs. As you start to shop for organic foods, you will want to learn to distinguish common labels that can guide you to the healthiest, least environmentally impactful foods for your family.
USDA Certified Organic
When a product has a USDA Certified Organic label, you can be certain that it contains 95% or more organic ingredients. USDA Organic produce has been grown in environmentally friendly conditions with no pesticides or preservatives. Because these additives are not used to produce your food, it will look and taste better but have a shorter shelf life.
Many organically grown fruits and vegetables and organically raised meats are also locally sourced. This means that your food has not had to travel far from farm to table, so you can feel good about the meals you prepare for your family.
You should read ingredient lists carefully on products labeled as “all natural.” The natural label indicates that certain foods like meat and eggs have been minimally processed, but there are no regulations for the growing conditions of these foods. For meat, you will want to select natural humane or natural cage-free/range-free options. Nearly any vegetable can be labeled as all natural, so you should stick to Certified Organic choices.
For USDA-certified produce and an excellent assortment of organic and natural groceries delivered to your door, visit Door to Door Organics on their website or call 877-711-3636. You can place a custom order for delivery to your home or office any day of the week.