CHECK YOUR FRUITS LABEL!

July 25, 2016

 

Ever noticed those little stickers on fruits? Did you know that these can be your source of information about how the product was produces/grown?
 

For years I used to buy fruits and vegetables without thinking about those ‘tags’. In my mind, it was just about the brand, country or the kind of product. Little did I know that these information can be so valuable to my health.
 

Every little sticker has a number on it. The number represent the PLU code (price look up). But there is more to it!
 

For conventionally grown fruit, the PLU code consists on 4-digits number.

Genetically engineered fruit has a 5-numbers PLU, starting with 8.

Organically grown fruit has 5-number PLU, starting with 9.

 

This is how it goes (I use Apple as an example):

For conventionally grown apple: 4011
Genetically engineered apple: 84011
Organically grown apple – 94011 

 

Please share this valuable information with the people you care for and with the world.

Please reload

Featured Posts

Hamanasi’s Carrot, Ginger & Coconut Soup

March 25, 2018

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts

December 11, 2018

November 9, 2018

October 25, 2018