Organic produce a pricey alternative


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When grocery shopping, it is generally a popular goal to find the cheapest things. Whether its toilet paper or brussel sprouts, nobody wants to purchase overpriced items. That is, not without good reason. Therefore, there has to be a good reason for people to buy organic groceries despite their cost.  Even if there is, how do fruits and vegetables get any healthier? Are their health benefits worth the price?

Organic produce is grown with natural fertilizers (such as compost or manure) and sprayed with natural pesticides. In short, everything in and around organically grown produce is natural. USDA must approve the product as organic before it is given the golden sticker of expensiveness.

According to Food Safety News, the nutritional differences between organic products and non-organic products are “generally minuscule,” although experts are continuing research on the matter. Even said the main difference between organic and non-organic products was the plainly higher levels of phosphorus in organic things. Phosphorus is hardly a solution yearned for since very few people have a phosphorus deficiency. Stanford also recommends that people should stop worrying about if their buying organic or not and be more concerned about simply getting more fruits and vegetables.

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