posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 10:29 PM
I am very good at tasting foods and deciphering what ingredients they contain. I ignore the placebo effect, actually tasting the food and checking
out which foods are best. Now, not all organic carrots blow away the commercial grades, but I can say with confidence carrots are usually worth
buying organic. But if you do not like too much sweet in your carrots, you might prefer to use conventional carrots. If you get carrots from a new
field, no matter what they all taste better, the quality of the soils is important, NPK does not give carrots a good taste, they need decent soils.
The NPK fertilizer does seem to stimulate growth though, so they are bigger.
Organic celery is usually a lot stronger and better tasting than commercially grown, so remember that using less when creating dishes is important.
It can overflavor the dish.
The biggest difference in organic veggies is in lettuce, the organic Iceberg lettuce seems to be a lot less sharp. I have only splurged a couple of
times on it. It is what they preserve it for shipping that is important here. I guess you can get food grade hydrogen peroxide to neutralize the
sulfites or other preservatives for lettuce and it works well. But I have not found that around here, it is 35 percent I guess, one drop in a pot of
water does the trick.
Grassfed milk usually tastes better, organic certification does not take the cake on that one. Grass fed aged beef is much better, especially if it
is limosine or limosine cross. If you want a little more fat, finishing in some of the real non-gmo grains for a few weeks does add some fat to the
steaks. You do not need certified organic in beef, but you do need the farmer to know what cows really need to eat to be healthy and good tasting.
Grain fed beef is tasteless unless you really fry it, the fat in the marbling is usually not the best lipid profile compared to the more lean grassfed
with a better lipid profile.
But to each his own, I have my beef aged for two weeks and some people don't like that. I have tasted many types of beef, buying a half or a full
head of beef every year. I can say the worst I have had for taste is full grain fed angus. It was very tender but unless you were frying it it was
flavorless. Too much intermuscular fat. I used to think that the marbled beef was the best till I tasted the grass fed aged limosine, the wife and I
will never go back.
There are a lot of variables to organic. A field is certifiable as organic by just being pesticide free for five years, it could have a lot of
Pesticides in it from before. Some pesticides had a fifty year half life, that means they degrade to half at fifty years. Now it depends on the
farmer, the soil, the natural or artificial pesticides they use, and many other variables. But I can say that most Iceberg lettuce, carrots, and
celery taste better as organic.
Eggs taste better from chickens that run around outside and eat bugs in my opinion yet some people do not like that taste. I guess with eggs, your
taste buds are what you should pay attention to. I buy locally grown small farm eggs usually, which at the time are cheaper than commercial eggs
almost everywhere. You only need to eat real free range eggs a couple times a month to benefit from the immunity they can give, you can eat the store
bought eggs all other times. But I can't see paying more for commercial eggs. The small farms don't seem to have a problem with the virus.
They are saying now that people might want to preorder turkeys for thanksgiving from their stores to make sure they get a turkey. Real turkeys grown
on a farm that run around outside in the grass and eat bugs taste so much better too. They taste better than commercial turkeys and lots of the
organic turkeys grow up in barns all day long.
Some organic veggies and free range/grassfed meats fill you up faster, satisfying your hunger. I am trying to analyze why but that is a hard one to
figure out. They have more taste which satisfied you faster. Like I said I can't quite figure it out.
Now, I have found that eating organic or locally grown foods done by responsible farmers does not cost much more because of a variety of reasons. I
can't wolf down two half pound grassfed burgers like I can store bought beef burgers, the grassfed fills me up more. If you love to overindulge
though, just keep eating your store bought commercial beefs, you will be happier.