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What Are the Benefits of Eating Organic Fruits and Veggies?

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Fruits are nature’s candy and vegetables are the food of the earth. Here at Grow Inn Homes, we grow fruit trees and native Florida plants on our portfolio properties for our residents and the community to enjoy. Currently at Grow Inn Homes Headquarters (our nursery and office), we grow pineapples, bananas, mangos, annonas, yuca, peppers, sapodillas, casturi, spinach, basil, moringa, sweet potatoes, yuca, yams, tomatoes, mulberries, starfruit, sugarcane, papayas and so much more. It would be fair to say that we have a produce market and propagation station growing on our headquarters. In this blog we are going to discuss the many benefits to a person’s health and the environment when one chooses to eat organic food.

First of all, let’s clarify what organic fruits and veggies are. Organic fruits and veggies are grown without the use of foreign toxic agents such as synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Instead of using harmful chemicals, we use natural fertilizers to help grow truly organic fruits and vegetables. These natural fertilizers rely on plant, mineral, and animal sources for its nutrients. Ingredients such as bone, fish carcasses, biochar (burnt wood), manures, mulch, and compost are common in natural fertilizers. By growing plants this way, the fruits and vegetables are classified as organic.

Now that we have clarified what organic fruits and vegetables are, let’s talk about the benefits of eating organic food. Organic fruits and vegetables are known to be healthier and more nutritious compared to those that are grown with synthetic fertilizers. Eating organic food means that you are avoiding the consumption of artificial preservatives and toxic pesticides. These preservatives and pesticides can often hinder growth and lead to behavioral changes in children so it is important to incorporate organic food in your diet from a young age. Organic food contains more nutrients and antioxidants that help in maintaining better physical health. There are over 700 chemicals that are allowed in non-organic agriculture. By eating organic, you avoid all of these. Because these organically grown fruits and vegetables do not contain synthetic pesticides, there is less risk of chronic disease such as cancer. A study conducted by “Friends of the Earth” showed that by switching to an organic diet there was a large decrease in levels of cancer-causing glyphosate – a chemical used in “Roundup” and other common pesticides – by 70% in participants’ bodies in only one week.

Growing organic fruits and vegetables also has an impact on the environment. We, at Grow Inn Homes, want to make the earth a better place. We want the future generations to have the same experiences we do and better. Organic farming reduces pollution, conserves water, and uses less energy than non-organic farming. It avoids the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. This reduces the risk of chemical runoff into water bodies, minimizing water pollution and its negative impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Organic farming practices also prioritize soil health through techniques like composting, cover cropping, and chopping and dropping. These methods enhance soil structure, water retention, and nutrient content, leading to more resilient and productive soils. Truly natural/organic farms avoid the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which are known to harm pollinators like bees and butterflies. This helps protect these essential insects and supports pollination of crops. By avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals, natural farming creates a healthier ecosystem that supports a wide range of beneficial organisms, from microorganisms in the soil to larger wildlife.

Here at Grow Inn Homes, we do things the natural way. We do not use any form of chemicals to help our plants grow or pesticides to ward off insects. We believe in a balanced ecosystem that can regulate itself when grown properly using natural farming techniques. You might say we are biased, but we think natural home grown fruits and veggies taste way better than the store bought default produce. Don’t believe us, go try it for yourself by contacting some natural growers in your area! Give us a call if you are local to Martin County.

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