in LEARN | 22 Jul 2016

The real deal with organic


"Organic". What is it exactly? “Organic” is a legally protected term used to describe a product’s production process. In order for a product to be called organic, the product and its production process must comply with legal regulations regarding its growth, its handling, and its production. For fresh food and produce to be labelled organic, at least 95% of its ingredients must be organic and for it to be labelled 100% organic, all of its ingredients must be organic.


The Cold Pressed Juicery is one of 3,600 100% SKAL certified organic companies in The Netherlands. Skal is assigned by the ministry of economic affairs in the Netherlands and is responsible for the implementation and administration of European organic standards. The European organic production logo makes it easy for consumers to identify organic products and contributes to the reliability of the organic sector.



Organic food and produce isn’t just better for your body but its also better for the environment. Organic farming benefits the environment because most organic farming practises reduces pollution, conserves water, and improves soil quality. This process is more expensive than conventional farming processes and thus has an effect on the cost of organic produce. Their process is more expensive and organic farmers and producers often don’t get government subsides. This often reflects on the price of organic produce as they can cost more than conventional produce but you can’t really put a price on health, can you? Organic produce is also free from wax treatments and preservatives meaning they spoil faster but at least you know that you’re not ingesting unnecessary chemicals that may affect you in the long run. And when you are choosing to invest into buying a cold pressed juice, there really is no point in buying one that is made from regular produce. When you are pressing fruits and veggies in such a concentrated form you will also get the most concentrated form of pesticides and chemicals into your body. So when you choose to enjoy a juice...look for the Certified Skal organic sign to be sure you are really giving your body the best it deserves.


Conventional foods often contain pesticide residue. Although it doesn’t exceed government safety thresholds, if consumed in large amounts, pesticides and insecticides can be harmful to your body as well as our home . Based on research, there are twelve fruits and vegetables, also known as The Dirty Dozen that you should buy organic because these are the most contaminated with pesticides.


These are:


But just because something says organic doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Yes it may be free from pesticides and preservatives but that doesn’t mean that it’s not high in calories, sugar, salt, and fat. After all, a conventional banana is better for you than a plate of organic frietjes. This is why reading labels is so important. It’s also important to wash your produce before eating it - Organic or conventional. Because while Organic means fewer chemicals and more nutrients, your cucumber could’ve picked up some dirt, dust, or other germs on the way from the farm to your plate.