Organic foods

United States
December 7, 2009 5:11pm CST
Have you bought or tried any organic foods? I'm having my first right now! I accidentally bought organic cabbage. Somehow I thought it was cheaper than regular.. turns out it was about 50 cents per pound more expensive... but I didn't realize that until after I'd paid. So I made it up with dinner tonight... wow is there a difference! This seems to taste sweet, I know cabbage doesn't normally taste sweet! I've also bought some organic carrots (not by accident) but I've not tried them yet. What do you think of organic foods? Do you notice a taste difference?
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@May2k8 (10156)
• Indonesia
9 Dec 09
I do not know if I ever eat organic foods or not, because whenever I buy apples, oranges, mangoes, etc I wouldn't see the price. The taste, I feel more fresh than normal foods, it's all.
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@jambi462 (4595)
• United States
8 Dec 09
I'm a real big fan of organic foods as well as organic products for personal hygiene and other stuff like that. It can be a little bit more expensive but the quality of the food is awesome. I do think that food from wholesale stores or organic outlets does taste a better and is obviously a lot better for you.
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
8 Dec 09
I've tried a little here and there but I don't buy it on purpose. I bought celery once and couldn't believe it was so expensive till I saw it was organic. I would love to buy more organic food but it is just so much more expensive. I didn't notice a difference in the taste though. I wasn't paying that much attention to the difference though.
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• India
8 Dec 09
yes organic food is really good for health but it is quit expensive then other inorganic one. I have tried orgaic items they are more fresh and natural then whatever veggi and fruits we find in the mandies or food bazar. they are more tasty and healthy as well.
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@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
8 Dec 09
We try to buy organic fruits and vegetables as much as possible and dairy when we can afford it. The local grocery store here has their own organic line so it is cheaper than most name brand organics but still costs more than "regular" foods. We have noticed a difference in the taste in produce especially. From what I have read since it is not over fertilized, fruits and vegetables can grow at their own rate not needing to be watered a ton and then the flavor is better. Also, most organic fruits and vegetables tend to be smaller in size than chemically fertilized grown foods for the same reason. I hate that it is so expensive because I would really like to be able to buy it more often. Not only is it good for you but it really does taste better alot of the time, at least to us.
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@ck3259 (248)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 09
Katsmeow, organic foods is much expensive than non organic food. Most people are aware that organically grown food is free from exposure to harmful chemicals, but hat is only small part of what organic is about. The organic agriculture involves the health of the soil and the ecosystems in which crops and livestock are raised. Organic agriculture is born from the healthy environment significantly benefits crios and the health of those consumng them. In addition, organic practices are also viable in the long term, since they are efficient in their use of resources and do not damage the environment and local communities like large scale "chemical agriculture" does. Thats why organic food is much more expensive. Organic food is good for health and the taste is abit different. For vegetables, it is quite sweet in taste and fresh. I love organic foods even they look likely the inorganic food, but the minerals and vitamins inside the organic food is much precious as it guarantee our health.
@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
8 Dec 09
hi kats, yeah, i use organic rice. it is very healthy, energetic, active... for everyone, but, it looks likes little fat seeds, still it gives us healthy..and good digestion....
@Yaminz (32)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 09
Yup agreed, organic food is taste good compare to non organic.
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@CJscott (4182)
• Canada
7 Dec 09
I wholeheartedly feel that Organic is WAY WAY better then "normal food." It is what nature and God intended for us to eat. No chemicals, nutrient rich soil from natural fertilizers, it tastes better, looks nicer, and is better for you. I love organic, yes I do notice a taste difference, all other things being equal, I choose organic, and when ever my wife isn't shopping, she doesn't have to know, I spent the extra money. Cheers.
• United States
7 Dec 09
I'm all for trying to eat better. Unfortunately I'm also trying to feed 5 kids as well as myself and my hubby. I've always tried to spend as little as humanly possible on our foods, which is why I've avoided buying organic thus far. I'm hoping that as it gets more popular it might come down a bit in price and not be as much more expensive than regular foods.
@CJscott (4182)
• Canada
7 Dec 09
Sadly that won't happen. The reason it is so much more expensive is because it costs more to run a organic farm, and you get a smaller crop yield. As such, the price difference isn't so much of how popular it is, but the cost of production. In my opinion, about the only way that will go, is other food will get more expensive, and then it will be in competition. I hear ya though, eating cheap is the way I was raised. Cheers.
• United States
7 Dec 09
I know... and I know I should try to buy organic more. Hopefully in time it will be something I'll be able to do.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
16 Feb 10
I have bought organic bananas,apples,mushrooms and some other fruits. There is a slight taste difference yes. I have found out recently that they were dipping baby carrots in chlorine water..as they do with some fruits and veggies.. I guess it is no different then washing them at home in city water which has it added..I wonder if they do it for organic fruits/veggies as well? seems the organic fruit/veggies doesn't last as long so it has to be used faster. I bought a organic avocado the other day..haven't figured out how I am going to use it.. haven't had one since I was 12 years old..so it's been awhile.
• United States
16 Feb 10
You can dice the avocado and add it to salad, or slice it and add to sandwiches. Or you could try to make guacamole. I stopped eating avacados when I realized how much fat is in them. Sure it's a good fat, but I'm on a low fat diet, so I avoid as much fat as possible, even if it is the good kind.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Feb 10
Oh, I was just starting to eat it because you and a few others was talking about how good it was for us..lol I guess having one can't hurt especially since it does have the good fats. Although I was told not to go on a to of a lowfat diet since our bodies need some of the nutrients from fat to help our hair and nails and other things.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Dec 09
I use organic meat, eggs and milk and the reason that I do is to avoid the growth hormones, antibiotics, etc. that exist in small quantities in non-organic meat and dairy products. As for organic produce, yes I sometimes notice a difference in taste. But even if it didn't taste better, I would buy it (when I can) to avoid pesticides, etc.
• United States
7 Dec 09
I would love to be able to buy more organic foods. Unfortunately due to the price difference I can't afford to do so.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 09
Hopefully as more people buy organic, the prices will come down.
• India
8 Dec 09
I’ve never tried organic products off the shelf mainly for the cost factor…here in India the difference is significant and with such price tags, organic foods (which are all branded) are affordable only to the rich. However, my mom has a small garden where she’s grown all sorts of veggies from gourds, to okra and eggplant and carrots…it was a long time back and now at her age, she cant tend to so many of them, so I don’t exactly remember if there was any difference in taste, but the feel good factor was definitely there to pluck the veggies and eat them then and there! I really don’t know where exactly I stand on organic food…as much as I see around me here, its become more of a social statement to shop at those fancy stores and buy packaged and labeled organic food stuff for a small fortune…
• United States
8 Dec 09
Organic foods are a lot healthier, and it costs more to run an organic farm without using pesticides. You don't produce as many veggies, so that is why the cost is so high. I hope in time the price will come down a little so everyone can enjoy the healthier, organic option.
@KrauseHome (36748)
• United States
8 Dec 09
Yes, on things that are organic, I have noticed a big difference with them. Sometimes it ends up really being a Good taste to where I wish I could get the item all of the time as well. But then a lot of times even when it is the same price the item might come in smaller quantity of pds. or ounces as well, so it is something to consider. But they say that eating Organic is healthier for you... Just wish sometimes it was not more expensive as well.
• United States
8 Dec 09
Yes the price is a big issue! I've recently switched to healthier eating habits and it is certainly more costly, even without buying organic. Fresh fruits and vegetables are so much more expensive than a bit of junk food! It's such a shame. I wish they'd lower the cost of healthy foods, that might solve part of our country's obesity problem!
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
8 Dec 09
Organic carrots are also sweeter than regular carrots. I LOVE organic strawberries. They are sooo sweet. Organic bananas are one of my daughters favorites. Those are really the only organic produce I have ever had.
• United States
8 Dec 09
This discussion is making me want to try more organic foods!
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
7 Dec 09
Hey kats! I can't say that I have ever tried organic foods so I wouldn't know! I have had regular cabbage that has had a sweet taste though! I guess it just depends on the cabbage! And it is the same with carrotts! Sometimes they just seem to be sweeter than other times! I know that organic foods and especially veggies are supposed to taste and be better for us, but I also know that they do cost a bit more! So let me know how much of a difference in cost and taste they are and if you really feel that the difference in taste is worth it!
• United States
7 Dec 09
I can't say forsure yet. Health wise I know it's worth it... but I also know I don't have the kind of money to be buying everything organic. I already spend $200 a week on just normal foods! For me I think I will go with organic when it's not a huge price difference. Like the carrots were only 10 cents more than regular carrots, so that wasn't terrible.
• India
13 Apr 10
True that organic foods are rich in nutrition and taste better than the inorganic foods which are grown with the chemicals and pesticides. Difference is not only in the cost but also in the health benefits. If one want to live a healthy way need to consume energy rich organic foods and supplements. Iam a distributor of organic foods. so i can help you if you need any.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Jan 10
Hi katsmeow. Yes, I've been buying organic foods since my oldest was just a baby, or at least I try to. So it's been almost 13 years now. I definitely notice a difference in taste, especially when it comes to organic milk...particularly Horizon. Whenever I have to get any of the other brands, organic or not, it just isn't the same when it comes to the taste. Horizon is definitely the best! As far as the price goes, hopefully that'll eventually go down with more and more people buying organic foods. One can hope anyway. Happy mylotting!
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
13 Dec 09
I have tried organically grown fruits and vegetables here and there and I've also had some organic non-perishable foods as well. For me, I can't say that I notice a huge difference between the two except for the price difference. The organic produce is significantly more expensive than its non-organically grown counterpart and as far as the non-perishable organic foods, those are at least three times as expensive than the traditional canned goods. Our family doesn't have the money to go to all organic foods, but we do have the benefit in our state that all of the Kentucky Proud products are mostly organic but don't cost nearly as much as the certified organic goods.
• Canada
11 Dec 09
My husband and I love organic foods. When we were living in Arizona, there was a wonderful organic groccery store right next to the cafe where I used to hang out. It was nice, because I could have coffee in the cafe, and eat lunch over at the store. The food was wonderful, and since it was right there anyway, we did most of our groccery shopping there. Now that i am back in Canada, I really miss that store, and so does my husband.
@snafushe (794)
• Canada
8 Dec 09
Most of the vegetables and fruits I eat are organic, as I grew up eating organic foods, and they are way better for you, there is afterall no pesticides used on them, and they just taste way better then normal vegetables/fruits, there always way sweeter and juicier tasting. I love them, and can tell right away when something isn't organic.