In past 20 years, the Organic is a trending and popularly growing sector of the food industry. As per the market research, USA customers have spent around 31.9 Billion on Organic Food. More over in 2015 it has been increased by 11% as compared to 2014.
People are now well aware of the organic food benefits and its nutritive healthy contribution to the human body and to the environment, society as a whole.
Organic Food Process
Organic is a production process of growing the food without using any artificial chemicals, pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMO), antibiotics or hormones. For cultivation of organic farming, the natural fertilizers like manure have been utilized. It helps to improve the plant growth. Using natural fertilizers helps to improve the soil quality which ultimately perks up the soil fertility. Most importantly, in organic production, animal hormones or antibiotics are not been used.
Rich in Nutrients
Many Studies has proven that the organic food is more wholesome and rich in vitamins as compared to non-organic food. Normally all the organic foods contain a good amount of vitamin C, zinc and iron. Organic foods also have a higher level of antioxidants (almost up to 69%) and micro nutrients as mentioned.
As per the studies, the organic crops does not require to have pesticides and sprays to defend them self against the insects. The crops develop their own immunity and compound such as antioxidants to protect them self.
Nitrate Levels in Organic Crop
The Nitrate level in organic crops is less than 30%. As per the studies, the high nitrate levels increase the risk of having certain types of Cancer decease. Nitrate Levels are also in connections with some of the diseases which have been observed in infants. These diseases are some type of conditions called “Methemoglobinemia” which disturbs the body ability to carry the oxygen.
According to the lab studies, the organic corps are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants play a vital role in protecting cells from damaging. People who consume organic food in their daily routine have the lower risk of allergens, eczema, good reproduction system, strong immunity. The non organic food is grown and cultivated by using the chemicals and pesticides, carry a high risk of deadly deceases. The organically grown and cultivated food minimize the risk of deceases like cancer.
To differentiate the organic and non organic products the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has set up a special organic certification program. In this program, the USDA has made some strict policies for farmers, producers and for processor as per the government standards.
USDA Organic Seal is used as labels on the products to identify the organic products. The USDA products are 100% Organic certified. If the product contains less than 70% of the organic ingredient then that product will not be labelled as an USDA.
The similar standards have been utilized by other continents to identify the purity of products. Europe, Australia and Canada have adopted own standards and labels to test the authenticity of their organic produce.