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Tip on organic fruit

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Tip on organic fruit

Ruby | Feb 21, 2001 11:16 AM

Now that organic fruit/vegs are more easily available, including local supermarkets, I wanted to share a tip with Chowhounds as I find some places that sell both organic & non-organic say a fruit is organic when it's not.

Tip: Check the numbers on those annoying stickers that are placed on fruit, such as apples & oranges. An organic one will start with the number '9' such as 9022 and a non-organic one will start with the number '4' like 4043.

I don't know if certain stores just make an honest mistake but I have pointed this out to store managers and they still insist the '4' fruit is organic. Why pay more for organic if it's your generic ethylene-sprayed non-organic. Sometimes the actual box the fruit/veg arrived in is still displayed and the label on the box is a telltale sign. Ruby

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