Have you ever wondered what is the difference between organic vs. non-organic foods?
Organic foods have no hormones, added antibiotics or synthetic additives. Organic foods typically contain the same amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals as non-organic foods. The foods that are organic contain fewer pesticides, fewer multi-drug resistant bacteria and no genetically modified organisms or foods. The producer has to have the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) verify their growing practices and approve all of their production methods. The only upside of eating non-organic is it’s cheaper. Everyone doesn’t understand whether you’re eating non-organic or organic, it is still majorly important to wash your fruits and veggies.
When I come home from the grocery store, I typically whip up a quick vinegar soak with 90% water and 10% white vinegar, then I soak my fruits and veggies in it. I stir them around and rub the skin gently. Then, I rinse them thoroughly. When I am washing strawberries and blueberries, I tend to let them soak longer and rub less, so I don’t damage the skin.
*I even wash the outside of a banana because you hold it with your bare hands.
What food related questions do you have? The answers may be featured in an upcoming blog post.