View Full Version : Organic Or Not???
06-15-2005, 11:12 AM
Okay, opinions and/or facts, all thoughts on this subject are welcome. How important is organic? I know, in an ideal world, I would love to have everything organic, as well as raw, but sometimes it's beyond difficult to have everything available, and I would love to hear from others how you make those judgments.
Thanks a bunch!
06-15-2005, 11:32 AM
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Sharon in Colorado
06-15-2005, 12:15 PM
Based on what I've read, eating organically grown (OG) produce is super-important. However eating fruits and veggies in general (whether OG or conventional) is healthier than eating the SAD. Most people start out by just concentrating on eating the fruits and veggies, buying OG when affordable, and then working up to OG. Depending on your locale and budget, OG produce may not always be possible for everyone. Plus there are a number of things you can buy conventionally grown that aren't as high in pesticides.
06-15-2005, 12:48 PM
Would it be considered safe to make almond milk with raw non organic almonds? I love almond milk but it is getting so expensive to make for a family of 4 using organic almonds. Are non organic low in pesticides? :confused:
06-15-2005, 03:19 PM
Randolyn - it depends on the season the growers are having. I talked with an almond grower at the farmer's market a few weeks back and because of all the rain we've been having (totally unusual for the valley this time of year), they are having to spray more. But that will be next year's crop, I don't know about this year's.
06-15-2005, 06:00 PM
These might help:
As far as organic vs. non-organic almonds, yes, they are quite a bit more expensive yet, the TASTE! Wow! I used non-organic for quite sometime until I tasted organic. IF cost is a factor, you might try sunflower seeds instead.
06-16-2005, 11:47 AM
Randolyn, you can substitute sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds in place of the almonds. I learned pretty quickly, how fast the almonds can add up. So most of my nutmilks now are either sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Both seeds are inexpensive, even when you buy them organically grown.
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