Organic groceries — what it is? If yesterday we were thinking about how to eat something tasty, but now pick and choose healthy. And this is primarily organic groceries.
As soon as people began to realize that «chemistry» and the little life compatible, the interest in organic groceries increased with renewed vigor. Sometimes these are called organic groceries environmentally friendly. But the purity of organic groceries — special. She is very strictly regulated from the beginning to the end.
First of all the land on which to grow plants for organic groceries, at least 3 years before sowing should not be treated with chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Applies not intensive and sustainable agriculture, in which the soil to remain fertile and for our descendants, so handle it carefully, as did also our forefathers.
Organic groceries feed for animals, too, are made up of organic products, they do not add harmful ingredients, including antibiotics and hormones, and the animals themselves have to see the sun and fresh air.
In the production of organic groceries are not allowed X-ray treatment and the amount of additives is very limited. Excluded refining, deodorization, hydrogenation, in the products not permitted to vitamins and minerals. Not to mention genetically modified organisms. In general, do not take a number and quality.
Production of organic groceries in retro style proved beneficial. Products are in demand even at a relatively high price. And although the proportion of organic products in the total production is relatively small, we can talk about the promising and rapidly growing market.
Any whole store chain organic groceries, which trade exclusively organic products, not only food, but also clothes, cosmetics, toys. In Europe, selling a lot of organic milk. In Denmark it so much that it is at the price. In recent years increasingly popular organic yogurt. In ohotku buy and cheeses from France and the Netherlands, the production of processed grain. But more than anything in the world is grown organic vegetables and fruits.
In recent years, to the great European family also joined and producers from Eastern Europe, where imported beef and all kinds of vegetable organic groceries.
Sometimes skeptics oppose organic groceries. Among them there are very high-ranking officials, such as the UK Minister of Agriculture. He believes that the benefits of organic products — fiction. And can not the other 95% that make conventional foods are classified as second-class. You can understand it. But here's a comparison of the chemical composition of kiwifruit grown under organic farming, and conventional showed that in the first contained significantly more vitamin C and polyphenols. This means that free radicals that contribute to aging, are counteracted better. A recent experiments with milk showed that «green» sample a higher proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Thus, organic groceries are not only harmless, but can also contain additional «dose» useful substances.
Already there is a category of people (about 5% of the population), especially in the big cities, which are defined as motivation to consume organic groceries and are willing to pay a higher price for them. However, their products, which are eligible for a special sign of quality, we do not have, and no self-certification system. All imported from abroad. This greatly increases the cost of products. So, if a European organic pays for 20-40% more expensive, we have the margin sometimes reaches 600%!
Most believe that domestic products is still better. In addition, there are firms that produce quality products completely. Meanwhile own organic agriculture could solve many, including social problems, especially because the land that have not treated with chemicals, a lot.
The ice was broken — many have realized that it is better to buy healthy, but expensive food than spending the same money on pills. This is especially true of baby food. After all, the parents give the latter, just to be sure that kids get from eating a favor.
By the way, do not mix: the addition of «bio» is often used in a different sense. Yogurt and kefir from conventional stores may contain useful microorganisms (probiotics or other functional additives). And it does not mean that they are produced in accordance with the requirements of organic.
Unfortunately, confusion arises because of the still precarious labeling: organic in England, biologisch or oekologisch in Germany. These and enjoy our manufacturers, indicating the conventional products as environmentally friendly without any justification organic groceries.
Perhaps the main clue is the price. She still oh how high. And it is not in the yield, which is no lower than conventional farms. Organic produce is perishable, often affected by pests, and most importantly — requires much more human labor. Yes, and it is delivered to the aircraft. Appeared online store orders for organic groceries which are performed for 4-5 days.