Going Organic for beginners
With more Filipinos wanting to eat healthier and deciding to shift to a healthier lifestyle, many have grown interested in consuming organic products as opposed to processed products.
Cathy Turvill of Nurture Spa has some choice advice for newbies to eating and growing organic produce.
Tip #1: The darker the better: Turvill said that the deeper the color of the fruits and vegetables, there is a higher Vitamin C content. Vegetables such as squash, petchay, and arugula were among the best examples she gave.
Tip #2: Molasses vs chemicals: For those who want to try their hand at growing their own produce, Turvill said that molasses are better fertilizers instead of chemicals. They are healthier because they are the first byproduct of sugarcane. “The sugar ferments and that’s what provides the nutrients,” she said in an interview with the Manila Bulletin.
Tip #3: Don’t look for perfection: Turvill said that organic produce are not perfect but even if they do not look like the best, they are still good.
Tip #4: Look for suki: To save and at the same time ensure that you get the best produce, knowing a local vendor is a good way to get the best goods, at a fraction of the price. Turvill said while many are turned off by overripe fruits, they can sometimes be bought at discounted prices and these are actually better for juicing. (ANGEL ONG)