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We mean business when it comes to organic.

 All PLENISH juices contain 100% organic ingredients and are certified by the organic governing body, The Soil Association. Considering we press over 1KG of produce into one of our juices, you can understand why it’s so important to choose organic and why we don’t want to increase your toxic load with pesticide soup.

Need a reason to go organic?

A ground breaking new study shows that the antioxidant levels in organic fruit and vegetables compared to non-organic are so high that it can be equivalent to eating an additional 1-2 portions of fruit and veg per day.

Survival of the fittest

Organic crops are heavily restricted from using pesticides, meaning that organic fruits and veggies had to work extra hard for their place in the world. This extra ‘effort’ leads to the building of an incredibly strong plant immune system (otherwise known as phytonutrients), which in turn leads to a stronger immune system for those who eat the organic superheroes.

Don’t just take our word for it, the most extensive analysis of the nutrient content of organic and non-organic foods ever undertaken has recently been carried out by an international team of experts at Newcastle University1. The study confirms that, yes you guessed it, organic crops have added health benefits!

Organic Health Facts

Key findings from the study on why you should go organic, from a nutrient content point of view:

       1. Organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than non-organic crops.

       2. Fewer pesticides: The frequency of occurrence of detectable pesticide residues is four times higher in non-organic crops (ew!)

       3. Less cadmium: (known to irritate the  stomach, lungs and kidneys) The analysis detected 48% lower concentrations of the toxic heavy metal cadmium in              organic crops

       4. Less nitrogen: (linked in some studies to an increased risk of certain cancers) Nitrogen concentrations were found to be significantly lower in organic crops.

Environmental Considerations

As well as being better for us, organic farming is also better for the environment because organic farmers work in harmony with nature. Not to mention that organic crops taste heaps better too- the nourished, well balanced soil produces healthy, strong plants.

If you want to find out more then we highly recommend you read the study for the British Journal of Nutrition and visit the Soil Association website.

1 Source Information: “Higher antioxidant concentrations and less cadmium and pesticide residues in organically-grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses.” Baranski, M. et al. British Journal of Nutrition, July 15th 2014.