Published August 20, 2010 by
What are the real differences between organic and non-organic foods? Is it much more expensive to eat organic? Where can I find organic foods? These might be questions that come to mind when you are thinking about eating organic. So here are some answers!
What is the difference between Organic and Non-Organic Foods? Nutrition is the #1 answer! According to studies, organic food has a higher nutritional value than ordinary produce. For example, organic foods contained 40% more antioxidants than non-organic foods. Another difference is organic foods tend to taste better. Because they are not treated with pesticides and other chemicals, you're able to enjoy the unaltered taste of your fruits and vegetables, as nature intended.
Is it much more expensive to eat organic? If you go to your local supermarket, then you probably will pay more for organic food, as they want to make a bigger profit. Large retail chains usually make a big deal out of the fact that they offer organic foods and they think you will pay more for it. On the other hand, if you go to a local farmers market, a small grocer or a local farm shop, then you will undoubtedly find a fair price for your organic food. The other way to get organic food at a cheaper price is to grow it yourself. Then you know it is really organic and you don't even have to pay for packaging, transportation, and other companies' profits.
Local farm shops have great ranges of organic food, but you must make sure it is organic. In the US, stores that sell organic will have a USDA stamp of approval on their goods and so should the farmers.
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