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Organic Bananas-what is the difference?

topic posted Fri, June 27, 2008 - 12:00 PM by  Kari
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Ever since i was a kid I have loved fruits, banana's being at the top of my list ever since my grandma told me to eat them
cause of the potassium (not sure if spelled right) Helping with leg cramps etc.. Wile at the store the other day and in a hurry
I picked up some organic bananas..I had eat'n 2 of them before i noticed the sticker on them that said it was organic. I really
saw no differents. Here is my quetion?
what makes some fruits and veggie organic and other not? aren't they all grown the sameway?
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Kari
Kansas City
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  • Re: Organic Bananas-what is the difference?

    Fri, June 27, 2008 - 12:39 PM
    Sadly it's the pesticides and, even more frightening, the fungicides that make the difference. These things are poison. Because of the Black Sigatoka fungus, banana crops all over the world are being inundated with poisons to try to control this uncontrollable fungus. It's already wiped out 50-70% of the banana trees in the world. Commercial growers have long attempted to control the fungus using fungicides like dibromochloropropane, which has now been banned because it caused sterility and leukemia among banana industry workers. Still, chemicals similar to those are the main instrument farmers are using to try to save their crops. Scary...
  • Re: Organic Bananas-what is the difference?

    Fri, June 27, 2008 - 12:48 PM
    Honestly, bananas were the fruit that sold me on organics when I was still waffling. I have noticed a bigger difference in organic bananas than in any other fruit or veggie.

    It could be location: central Illinois, so ALL bananas have to be shipped here

    What I noticed first was the firmness of the organic banana. It wasn't soft and mushy. Even the underripe non-organic bananas that are available here aren't that firm. The next thing I noticed was the flavor. It was likeā€¦ I was tasting a banana for the first time. None of the non-organic bananas had ever tasted quite like that first organic banana. The flavor is stronger. Much stronger.

    I've also noticed a difference in grapes. Organic grapes are firmer than non-organics. They're actually "crunchy," which is an odd thing to say about a grape.
    • Re: Organic Bananas-what is the difference?

      Fri, June 27, 2008 - 12:59 PM
      The fruit that sold me on organics was strawberries. Strawberries have a porus skin. Every bit of pesticide that is put on them is absorbed into them. It can't be washed off or peeled off. If you're eating strawberries that are not organic, you're eating pesticides. They are the most poison of all the non-organic foods.
  • Re: Organic Bananas-what is the difference?

    Tue, August 5, 2008 - 9:34 PM
    My son and I both noticed that organic bananas don't sting our mouths. I love bananas, but avoided eating them for years because they'd sting my mouth. When I tried organic, not only is the flavor better, but no mouth pain! I thought it was just me, but my son noticed it too, independently of me.

    And don't even get me started on the flavor of organic strawberries or avocados. mmmmmm!!!!! it's like a completely different food.

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