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IN Health & Fitness ON 21 Jul, 2016
People these days are eating fruits and vegetables just to stay healthy and fit, but they are not looking into what's important while consuming them. Consuming fruits and vegetables just to stay healthy is a good thing but looking for the correct type of fruit or vegetable is what has effects on your health.
Let's have a look at some of the ways in how to recognise the fruit/vegetable you are consuming.
All you have to do is to look at the sticker before purchasing the fruits and vegetables. The sticker has a PLU code on it. PLU stands for price look-up code. The code has every information you need to know before consuming the product. You just need to know how to read it.
We eat fruits every day, and I am very sure that we don't pay any attention towards the sticker on the fruit. That sticker has some significance and also has some information which is of use to the consumer. The only thing you should know is how to decode it.
Food products which have numbers starting with 4 or 3 are the products which have been conventionally grown. Conventional food products are products which rely on pesticides and chemicals. The pesticides and chemicals help the manufacturer in getting larger, faster and more lasting crops.
5 digit number starting with 9 is proof that the food product is grown organically. Organic foods are always good for health because they do not contain any pesticides or chemicals. They are grown without the use of any external materials.
Any sticker starting with the number 8 means it's a GMO. Food products which are GMOs should be avoided at any cost. Food products which have GMO labels on them are created by a person or machine to maximise productivity.
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