Published On: Thu, Dec 24th, 2015

Why Consumers Should Be Buying More Organic Foods

When many people go grocery shopping, they’ll usually stick with the cheapest items. Sometimes they may even prefer to opt for particular brands. But, more of us are choosing to buy organic foods. Just what does that mean for consumers, and why should we be buying more of them?

Organic foods: what are they?

In a nutshell, organic food refers to the way fruit and vegetables are grown and get processed. What many people don’t realize is that many of those items may contain pesticides.

When it comes to organic foods, no such chemicals go near fruit and vegetables. That means either when they’re sown into the ground or while they grow. To get classed as organic, foods must be grown in “safe” soil and not get modified in any way.

Are non-organic foods bad for us?

In most cases, no they are not bad for consumers. Studies have shown that some non-organic foods contain trace amounts of pesticides. But, the doses are so low they won’t harm us.

Still, people are clearly wary about “unknown” ingredients getting put into their bodies. And that’s why many are making the move to organic-only foods.

What’s the deal with organic ice cream?

OK, so you may have seen that it’s also possible to get ice cream. As you know, that’s something that doesn’t grow in the ground! Manufacturers claim certain ice cream products are “organic” due to their ingredients.

For example, carrageenan is a thickener used in ice cream that comes from red seaweed. The following explains the process, in case you wondered why you don’t “taste” seaweed in your ice cream:

 


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