Today’s Health Tip

Filed under: General Health, Nutrition

I am currently in the midst of reading Healthy Child, Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home.  In it I came across a nice little tidbit that I had heard once before but had forgotten all about.  When shopping for produce sometimes it can be difficult to tell if it is organically or conventionally grown, and it is almost impossible to know if it is genetically modified.  Well here is a little trick that can give you all of that information – the PLU code on the sticker.

Conventionally grown produce has a four-digit code, such as 3577, while organic produce has a five digit code that begins with a 9 (such as 93577).  Genetically modified produce also has a five digit code and will begin with an 8 (such as 83577).  Nice to know huh?

Bonus Tip – This spring and summer my goal is to increase my local food consumption.  My wife and I get local eggs, butter, yogurt, corn, strawberries and a little more while the Farmer’s Markets are open here in Maine.  I want to expand that and greatly increase my local produce consumption this year.  With that in mind I am going to utilize a website called eattheseasons.com to let me know which foods are in season each week and month.  Check it out yourself.

Check out the BSP Training & Nutrition Newsletter!

You will get immediate access to:

  1. Weekly updates and exclusive content.
  2. The 20-page report "The Truth About Saturated Fat & Cholesterol."
  3. Become more awesome!
Name
Email

Posted on March 19th, 2012 by Brian St. Pierre

3 Comments

  1. Jon Says:

    Thanks for the tip!!

  2. The Home of BSP Training & Nutrition » Blog Archive » Just Label It Says:

    [...] hope you all enjoyed my recent post Today’s Health Tip as I am planning on making that a new weekly feature on the site.  As much as I like writing more [...]

  3. Mitch Says:

    Great information regarding the labeling!

    Lookin forward to more tips :)

Leave a Reply

BSP Newsletter

Name
Email

Featured Product

Recent Posts

Categories

Blogroll

Archives

Meta

Copyright 2018 The Home of BSP Training & Nutrition.