Why should you buy organic food?
Organic food is a high fiber and nutrient-rich source of vitamins and minerals. Organic foods keep harmful toxins out of the soil, air, water, and food supply. Buying organic foods means that you support locally grown produce which reduces transportation costs and emissions.
Fruits and vegetables you should buy organic?
If you can afford it, buy all your fruits and vegetables organic! There are some fruits and vegetables which you should buy organic. This is because these fruits and veg are proven to absorb and carry higher amounts of toxins from pesticides and herbicides. Here is a list of fruits and vegetables that we recommend you buy organic:
- Bell peppers
- Lettuce & collard greens
How to store fruits and vegetables?
Storing your fruits and veggies correctly helps preserve their nutritional value. Depending on the fruits or vegetables, you can either store them in the fridge, keep them in a fruit bowl on your countertop, or freeze them at peak maturity.
Most of your fruits and vegetables can be stored in the refrigerator. Storing vegetables in your crisp drawer will ensure that they are humidity and temperature controlled.
Some fruits and vegetables should be stored in a cool, dry place. Keep your tomatoes, bananas, and potatoes in a cool and dry area.
Freezing your fruits and vegetables early is a quick and convenient way to preserve their nutrients at peak maturity. Avoid freezing artichokes, eggplant, salad greens, potatoes, radishes, and sprouts.