Does Organic Really Make A Difference (Other Than The Price Difference)?
You’ve probably noticed that every single ingredient in Subi Superfood is organic. And if you’re like most people, seeing the word “Organic” means one big thing: it costs more. Unfortunately, that’s true - it costs more for us too. Only ausing organically grown ingredients means our production costs are high, much higher than they would be if we sourced our ingredients from conventional agriculture. So now you’re probably thinking it’s a weird move for a business to deliberately make their costs higher. Well, we have good reasons. Keep reading and I’ll explain why we exclusively make Subi using organic fruits, veggies and superfoods, even though they cost us more
The Bottom Line On Organic Produce
There’s a lot of confusion about what the benefits of organic produce are and whether organic production actually makes food more nutritious. So what’s the bottom line on organic produce? Easy: it’s more nutritious and it’s safer. But don’t take my word for it, The British Journal of Nutrition
thinks so too. So why do some popular media outlets keep saying that there’s no nutritional benefit from organic production? One problem is that criticising organic farming has become a bit of a badge of honour for skeptics. Nothing shows how scientific you are like pointing out that organic production is a waste of time, right? Wrong. At best, it shows you were up to date a few years ago when a controversial study
concluded that organics were no better than industrially produced foods. But the fact remains, the best evidence we have right now says that organic produce is more nutritious and safer than conventional agriculture. But how exactly? Well, seeing as you’re a stickler for details, I’m going to tell you.
Organic Ingredients Make Subi Better
Organic produce has more of the stuff you want
Nobody is saying that conventionally grown produce has more nutrients than organic fruits and veggies. So organic produce has all classic benefits of “standard” veggies, plus something extra: more antioxidants. Eating organic food can boost antioxidant intake by 40% - the equivalent of eating two extra portions of vegetables every day.
Organic produce has less of the stuff you don’t want
Organic produce contains less heavy metals and pesticides than conventionally grown food. I like guitar solos as much as the next guy, but my food is one place I don’t want heavy metal.
Subi’s ingredients benefit particularly from being organic
4 of the ingredients in Subi Superfood (apples, tomatoes, strawberries, and spinach) are known to accumulate pesticides more than other plants. Many of our other ingredients are leafy greens and berries, plants that are subject to more pesticides and richer in antioxidants than most. Basically, because we picked our ingredients to be nutritionally rich they benefit disproportionately more from being organic.
Organic Makes a Big Difference (And It’s Worth The Cost)
Look, this isn’t the time to get into conspiracy theories (we can do that over beer sometime), but as long as companies make money from industrial food, organic production will be criticised. The most important thing is that we understand the real value of organic fruits, veggies and superfoods. It might cost a little more, but we think it’s worth the extra benefits. At Subi, we’re dedicated to making it as easy as possible for you to get the fruits, veggies and superfoods you need to kick ass on a daily basis. And we think using organic ingredients is an important part of that. If you want to get more bang for your organic buck, check out the Dirty Dozen
* and keep enjoying Subi every day. *Fruits and vegetables that benefit most from organic production, not a new Tarantino film.