Why Use Organic Ingredients?
This week we’ve explored what organic actually means and why it’s so important to some to source organic foods and ingredients!
People choose to eat organic foods for various reasons, including potential health benefits, environmental considerations, and personal preferences. Here’s a few that may sway you to opt for organic produce (at least on occasion) or justify why you already do!
- Reduced exposure to pesticides: Organic farming practices generally prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Choosing organic foods can help minimize exposure to potentially harmful chemical residues commonly found on conventionally grown produce.
- Nutritional content: Some studies suggest that organic produce may have slightly higher levels of certain nutrients, such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and antioxidants, compared to conventionally grown counterparts.
- Environmental considerations: Organic farming practices prioritize soil health, biodiversity, and ecological balance. Organic farmers strive to minimize soil erosion, protect water quality, and promote biodiversity by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Choosing organic products supports sustainable agricultural practices and reduces the potential negative impacts of conventional farming on ecosystems.
- Antibiotic and hormone use: Organic animal products, such as meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy, come from animals that are raised without the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones.
- Taste and quality: Many find that organic foods have a superior taste and quality compared to conventionally produced counterparts. The focus on natural farming practices and the avoidance of synthetic additives may contribute to the banging flavour of organic products!
- Personal values and preferences: by eating organic you can feel good about yourself for supporting sustainable agriculture, promoting animal welfare, and reducing chemical exposure 👏
There you have it! In a nutshell, more naturally grown and reared produce is tastier, better for our bodies and better for the environment (just tends to be less so on the bank balance!)
Our Posh Chicken and Garlic Mushroom Pie
This new limited-edition Chicken and Garlic Mushroom Pie features the highest quality organic ingredients. The tender chunks of chicken are packed full of flavour! We’ve cooked this wonderful free-range organic chicken with organic mushrooms in a rich creamy sauce spiked with garlic and tarragon. These tip-top organic ingredients make for an exceptional pie!
go on – take a Chunk!