Vegetables produced using organic i.e. natural ingredients are becoming popular nowadays. Many non-organic food products, especially vegetables, are being sold in the name of organic foods. In such a situation, it becomes necessary that we should be able to differentiate between organic and non-organic vegetables. So, today in this article we will know the ways by which we can easily identify whether the vegetable we are buying is organic or not.

colour, shape and size

If the vegetables have been grown naturally without using any chemicals then the shape of the vegetables will be completely different. What this means is that no two vegetables will be alike. For example, no two flowers of cabbage will be alike, there will be differences in their colour, shape and size.

Organic vegetables do not look very beautiful, but if the same vegetable is non-organic then you will see that they look very beautiful, their colour is the same, and the size will also look the same. If we take another example like moong dal… if the dal is polished then all the dal grains will appear to be of the same shape and size and they will also have a shine, but if it has been grown organically then the dal grains will have the same shape and size. There will be variations in colour and size.

large vegetables

Nowadays, big-size vegetables are easily available in the market, like very big cabbage or very big parwal. Sometimes one cannot believe whether it is something like this or a trick of the eyes. But the thing to remember here is that large vegetables are often not organic. Yes, sometimes big vegetables can be grown or grown organically but it is not easily available. Generally, if we see big-size vegetables in the market, then we should assume that they have not been grown in any natural way, and if possible, we should not buy such vegetables.

insect infestation

Generally, if we find insects in vegetables, we think that it is a bad thing and it should not happen. But if we try to understand this, we come to know that it is very common to find insects in vegetables which are grown naturally. A lot of pesticides and insecticides are used in the vegetables that are grown artificially, due to which insects are not found in them.

So when we are talking about how to identify organic and non-organic vegetables, remember that if insects are seen moving on the vegetables or sometimes you cut the vegetables and sometimes an insect comes out from inside, then it is natural. Vegetables are grown properly. Having insects is not a big deal; insects are often seen in organically grown vegetables.

recognize by smell

Vegetables which are grown naturally have a special aroma. For example, if we talk about coriander leaves, which are naturally grown coriander leaves, if you bring them near your nose, you will feel their very strong smell. But if it has been grown artificially then you will see a complete coriander leaf, or rather it will look even more beautiful, but it will lack the fragrance.

So lack of smell is also a hallmark of artificially grown vegetables.

Organic Certification

In India, certification is not yet necessary for food products that are sold without packaging. And then vegetables generally do not come in packaging, so it is not always possible to check their certification. But yes, nowadays there are some applications and websites which sell so-called organic foods and vegetables. In such a situation, you can check the certification label.

You will be surprised to know that there is a lot of difference between organic and one hundred per cent organic, or one hundred per cent organic and organically grown.

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