Meaning of Fruit Stickers. Check Before Buying.

Meaning of Fruit Stickers. Check Before Buying.


Ever wonder what all those labels on fruit
mean? Besides making it easy for the cashiers to
ring you up, they do serve a more specific purpose. Coding is applied to not only fruits but vegetables,
herbs, nuts. But only fruits get an actual label and that
label will tell you how the fruit was grown. The labels are divided into 3 distinct categories:
conventional, genetically modified and organic. We Were Shocked When We Discovered the Meaning
of Fruit Stickers. We Thought It Was an Irrelevant Detail. The chances are that most of us at one time
or another have noticed those little stickers you find on pieces of fruit. Apart from the bright logos they have on them,
there’s also a digital PLU code (or Price Look-Up Code). It turns out that fruit producers are not
only trying to advertise themselves here, they’re also providing us with important
consumer information. We at Don’t Quit decided to tell you all
about how to understand what these numbers mean and the secrets they contain. So, Let’s Get Started. *A four-digit code beginning with the number
3 or 4 If there are only four numbers on the sticker,
then it means the fruit (or vegetable) was produced with the help of modern agronomic
techniques — including abundant amounts of fertilizer and pesticides. *A five-digit code beginning with the number
8 When you see this sticker, the fruit has been
genetically modified as part of the growing process. Yes, that’s right. This is the GMO food that continues to cause
so much controversy. Research shows that melons, bananas, and papayas
are the types of fruit that are genetically modified the most often. *A five-digit code beginning with the number
9 If you see this kind of code, it means the
fruit was grown using the old farming methods of our ancestors: with their own hands and
without any chemicals. These are organic products. *If the fruit has no PLU code
Most people try to find fruit without stickers. But this could actually be dangerous: fruit
that’s imported from abroad should always be labeled in this way. If there isn’t a label, the chances are
it’s been removed for a specific reason — and one that isn’t likely to be to your
advantage as a consumer. The Bottom line is, Buy your fruit locally
if at all possible. If it is during offseason, organic should
be your next best choice. Remember, in order to be certified USDA Organic
the farmer has to jump through hoops and hoops and go through years of testing his soil before
he can grow anything on his land. Your local farmer may choose not to certify
himself organic due to cost reasons but still be an organic farmer according to the way
he grows his fruits and veggies. Always choose local first, then read your
labels at the market and always choose the NUMBER 9 !!
We hope it will help you to choose the right fruits and veggies for you, for the next time
when you go out for buying some healthy food. And, If you find this video Interesting, be
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