[ratings] Are you really purchasing organic food products from the market? Before purchasing organic groceries, fruits and vegetables, you must understand the ways to select organic food products. Here are the important tips for purchasing organic food from organic stores.
Check Organic Food Label in Packaged Organic Foods
How can you identify an organic product? You can find organic packaged food products based on the organic food labeling printed or pasted on the packages. FSSAI (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India)had issued a logo to denote organic food products. FSSAI recommends organic food manufactures and organic food retail companies to voluntarily get this logo and mark in their products to promote these products as organics.
Jaivik Bharath Logo is an identity of an organic food product that differentiate the organic and non-organic food products based on this unique logo.
List of Fruits and Vegetables that must be Organically Grown
The below list of vegetables and fruits are most vulnerable to the pesticides. Thus, it is recommended to buy these food products from organic food stores.
Do not purchase think skinned Vegetables or Fruits from Organic store
Purchasing organic vegetables or fruits with thick skin which you do not eat is a waste of money. For example, banana, pineapple and onions have think skins which we usually remove and do not eat or use to cook.
Testing organic foods may require lab testing, which is not easy for an end consumer. However, for safety purpose, you can wash vegetables and fruits in cold water which may remove around 70% of pesticide residues on the fruits and vegetables. Then, peeling off the skin is the better choice to stay away from pesticide residues.