Organic & Eco-Friendly Food
We are all part of the environment so supporting organic agriculture doesn’t just benefit you, it helps the whole world. For the vast majority of human history, agriculture has been organic. Only now has a large supply of new synthetic chemicals and genetic modification been introduced to the food supply. If this conventional methods are a concern to you then consuming organic and eco-friendly food should be a priority. Organic foods are now regularly found in grocery stores. Unfortunately your scope of options are still limited. Here at Living Organic we have collected some great sources of organic and eco-friendly food for you. Find a great deal on the available items from the Organic & Eco-Friendly Food categories listed below.
Organically grown and hand-picked in its native Japan, our premium Matcha leaves are specially cultivated for consistency in the greenest of color, softness in texture, mild flavor and sweet aroma.POWERFULA single serving of our Matcha Green Tea contains 10 to 15 times the overall nutrients and 100 times more antioxidants compared to traditional green, white, black, rooibos and yerba mate teas. Matcha is exceptionally potent because we take advantage of the tea's full potential by using the entire leaf. When tea is brewed, the water is only able to extract a small fraction of the nutrients while the rest remain in the leaves.ANTIOXIDANTSORAC is a measurement accepted by the USDA for measuring antioxidant capacity of foods. The higher the ORAC value, the more capable that food is of fighting free radicals and diseases and slowing the aging process.Our Matcha Green Tea provides an ORAC of 1,774 units in one single serving. As a result, daily consumption of Matcha Green Tea may help to strengthen the immune system by safely protecting against free radicals and terminating their damaging effects.Out of the many antioxidants found in Matcha Green Tea, there is a special class known as catechins. Within those catechins, there is the powerful and most abundant, EGCG, only found in green tea. EGCG may have therapeutic benefits in treating many disorders.L-THEANINEBuddhist monks have enjoyed the relaxation properties of matcha for many years and continue to use it for meditating. Matcha contains high concentrations of L-theanine, an amino acid known to help relax the mind, improve cognition and mood while reducing physical and mental stress.CHLOROPHYLLOur special processing of the matcha plants provides the leaves with high levels of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a powerful detoxifier that helps eliminate toxins, chemicals and heavy metals from the body.SPECIAL PROCESSINGOur matcha is exclusively grown in Japan by local farmers who cultivate it by traditional methods used for over 800 years. Weeks prior to harvest, farmers cover the plants to protect them from sunlight. This important step helps to increase the chlorophyll levels and turns the leaves dark green. Once it is time to harvest, farmers gently pick the leaves, entirely by hand, and sort them by grade. Ceremonial grade is the highest grade; only the youngest and highest quality leaves are chosen. After sorting, all of the coarse fibers and stems are removed to prepare the leaves for grinding. Our leaves are ground on a stone mill which produces a uniquely shaped powder molecule and contributes to the mild and smooth taste of our product.
"Brother, are you okay? Do you and your family have food?" a neighbor asked. Immediately, the man began to cry. Wiping away his tears, he said it had been days since they had food in the house and they had two boys. Overwhelmed, the neighbor asked if he would receive food from the church. The answer was yes, so they got in the car and went to the church's food pantry. They were able to load them up This is one of many stories of meeting the needs of hungry people you will find in this practical book. It provides everything an individual, church, or organization needs to establish or revitalize a food pantry, including specific, step-by-step instructions for: Building a food pantry team Choosing a place for the food pantry Stocking and replenishing the shelves Creating guidelines for food pantry recipients Ministering to the food recipients Also included are tear-out materials to help set up a food pantry, including a detailed action plan, check-off lists, sign-up sheets, food recipient information sheets, and contribution sign-up sheets. Today more than ever, churches and Christian organizations need to meet the needs of increasing numbers of hungry people. Organizing a food pantry is a tangible way to do that. If you want to serve God by helping people in need, this inspiring book is for you.
A Hands-On Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs-Starting with Just One Square Yard Lolo Houbein has been growing food for more than 30 years-and now, drawing on her wide learning and hard-earned experience, she offers a wealth of information on how to turn small plots of land into sources of nourishing, inexpensive, organic food. Amateur gardeners wondering how to get started and veteran gardeners looking for new ideas will be inspired by Houbein's practical, often charming, and always optimistic advice. "One Magic Square" includes: Earth-friendly tips, tricks, and solutions for establishing and maintaining an organic gardenIllustrated, annotated plans for 30 plots with different themes-including perennials and "pick-and-come-again" plants, anti-cancer and anti-oxidant-rich vegetables, and salad, pizza, pasta, and stir-fry ingredientsComprehensive information about every plant in every plotColor photographs of the author's own garden-plus helpful illustrationsHoubein family recipes for making the most of your bounty-including salad dressings, fruit and vegetable juices, stir-fries, and more.
Human illness attributed to foodborne pathogenic microorganisms has been prominent in the mass media in recent years. The Practical Food Microbiology Series has been devised to give practical and accurate information about specific organisms of concern to public health. The information is designed for use by those in the food industry working in manufacturing, retailing and quality assurance, those in associated professional sectors e.g. public health, and students in each of these areas. The series is unique in its practical approach as it draws on real life situations to highlight practical means for controlling the organism in foods. Salmonella species are arguably the most commonly reported food associated human pathogens in the developed world. They are zoonotic agents and many different animal reservoirs are known. They can be found widely in the environment and may also establish in food processing environments. Over 2000 serotypes of Salmonella have been identified to-date, some of which cause very serious illness in humans particularly in vulnerable populations such as the elderly. Although rare, illness may result in fatality or long term debility and sequelae. Salmonella spp. are so widespread in raw foods and food source environments that the food industry has to maintain constant vigilance regarding contamination in raw materials, effectiveness of food processing systems and control of finished product characteristics for assuring food safety with respect to this important pathogen. This book details the causes of selected outbreaks and assesses the lessons that can be learnt from them. It examines the characteristics of Salmonella spp. and identifies factors that make foods susceptible to contamination and growth of these organisms. Specific product sectors are used to indicate practical measures that can be applied to control Salmonella spp. in foods and minimise their potential to cause harm to the consumer. It also provides guidance in selecting effective sampling plans and test methods to monitor and detect the organism and offers pragmatic advice on action to be taken when the organism is detected during monitoring programmes.
Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food Jars are available in unique combinations of fruits, veggies, meat and wholesome grains. Pick the appropriate texture and ingredient based on your baby’s age: Stage 1 jars are for 4 months +, Stage 2 for 6 months + and Stage 3 for 9 months +. All Earth’s Best jars are USDA Organic and contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. The glass jars are fully recyclable and contain a Non-BPA resealable lid.