Ever wonder how you can tell whether the vegetables you are buying are organic? Well, above is a picture of some tomatoes I bought last weekend. And here are some visual clues to tell whether your vegetable or fruit is organic:
- Look for uneven sizes — they’ll be an assortment of big and small, middle sizes.
- Look for uneven shapes. They won’t all be round, or oval. In fact some of the shapes will be quite indeterminate.
- Look for uneven color across the board. They should not be of one color and tone. Like these ones for example go from red, to orange, to green to yellow.
- Look for uneven coloring within each tomato. So a tomato will be a shade of green on one side and maybe orange on the other.
- Look for blemishes on the skin.
- If there is an insect crawling out — that’s good news!! Just cut out that bit and discard. The good news is what doesn’t kill an insect, doesn’t kill you!
What’s the logic here?
Genetically modified or GM crops are geared towards uniformity. Why? Because it standardizes the harvest and makes it more commercially suited. But the more uniform the crop is — the more susceptible it is to insects. Therefore these crops are LOADED WITH HARMFUL CHEMICALS LIKE PESTICIDES.
And what more, I think organic fruits and vegetables are also a lot prettier! I’d much rather have these tomatoes in a salad than a bunch that are uniformly round and red!!!
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