View Full Version : insecticide taste in green smoothie
07-10-2007, 11:54 AM
:mad: This morning I made a big smoothie with organic swiss chard, organic champagne mango, & banana. I tasted it and I could taste an awful (sort of bug spray) taste to it. I had to dump it out. Something was on one of these and I just can't believe it, cause they were all suppose to be Organic!
07-10-2007, 11:59 AM
Maybe someone at the store, or on the way from the farm saw a big nasty bug and sprayed some RAID and some of it got on there? I dunno. Sounds scary to me.
07-10-2007, 12:00 PM
From where did you get the produce? I know Wal-mart is very famous for labeling products that are misleading.
At least you were able to taste it and dump it out!
07-10-2007, 12:07 PM
Where did you get it??
I buy all organic greens from the farmers market and local produce store and havent had the problem yet. When I purchased non organic greens once, DID taste it. YUCK!
I would go back, speak with management and find out where they are getting their produce. I agree with portiz, at least you're able to taste it!
07-10-2007, 12:12 PM
I bought the greens and bananas at my local organic grocery/HF store. I've never had a problem before. The mango came from a small asian food market, but it had a sticker on it that said "organic" ?? I can taste immediately anything with chemicals/sprays, etc. now that I'm eating organic raw food. Kind of like a radar ;)
07-10-2007, 12:45 PM
Have you had chard before? Even though I find my tastes changing all the time , I am still not a big fan of chard or the aftertaste it leaves ~ Cathy
07-10-2007, 01:29 PM
That's exactly what I though - the chard. It is a strong flavor.
07-10-2007, 02:06 PM
I've had swiss chard before lots of times, and I've never tasted anything like that, besides I only used 2 stalks (leaf only) and I had lots of fruit in there, so shouldn't have even tasted the chard.
07-10-2007, 02:25 PM
I don't want to start anything here, but you said something that stuck out to me. you bought your fruit at an Asian market. It could just be that market. I only say this because the greens I have bought at my local Asian market have something funny going on. So I don't buy from there any more. Each store is unique, but you may want to consider the trustworthiness of the source. Mine is apparently not so trustworthy.
07-10-2007, 03:00 PM
Did you listen to the recent National Public Radio report on problems with foods being imported from China due to regulatory differences? Go to npr.org to check it out if you're interested.
07-10-2007, 03:02 PM
I suppose that with fresh veggies that shouldn't be a problem but it may be worth investigating anyway.
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