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.
To Buy or Not to Buy Organic: What You Need to Know to Choose the Healthiest, Safest, Most Earth-Friendly Food
Food journalist and former professional chef Cindy Burke writes in the introduction to this book: "Organic food can be so expensive and difficult to find that I always wondered if I was spending my money wisely. I decided to become informed, really informed, about the options -- organic, conventional, local, sustainable -- so that I could choose the healthiest, safest food available." To Buy or Not to Buy Organic is the result of Burke's investigations. It tells you how to choose the healthiest, safest, most earth-friendly food, as you make your way through the supermarket, your local farmer's market, or your natural foods store. Highlights include: Making sense of the choices presented by organic, local, sustainable, minimally treated, grass-fed and cage-free foods Reducing your exposure to pesticides Save money by knowing the foods you want to eat only if they're organic and the foods that are pesticide-free even when they are nonorganic Protecting your child's health from pesticides An at-a-glance shopper's guide to more than 100 foods
The "Practical Food Microbiology Series" gives 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. "Clostridium botulinum" produces a toxin which causes the severe, often fatal illness, botulism. It is a potential hazard associated with a wide range of both ambient stable and chilled foods. Foodborne botulism still occurs all around the world. As new outbreaks are reported implicating yet more food types and food processes, so the food industry needs to regularly review processes and product characteristics to assure safety.
Since the U.S. Department of Agriculture put into place the long-awaited National Organic Program, American consumers have finally had a set of nationwide standards for organic foods. But new standards raise new questions. What is organic food? What's the relationship between organic food and food labeled with terms like "all-natural, "free-range, "hormone-free, and "locally grown? Are "organic, "made with organic, and "100% organic foods different?And most importantly, is organic food better for me and my family? This handy guide provides a thorough but nontechnical introduction to organic food. Some topics of special interest include product labeling, health and nutrition, environmental quality, and pricing.