Why buy organic products?
Choosing organic products can be beneficial for various reasons. Organic farming practices avoid the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which can reduce exposure to harmful chemicals. Organic products are also better for the environment, promoting biodiversity and sustainable agriculture. Additionally, they may have higher nutritional value and taste, as they are grown without artificial additives. By supporting organic agriculture, consumers contribute to healthier ecosystems and their own well-being.
What does ‘certified organic’ mean?
A grower or processor is ‘certified organic’, when Agricultural Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) accredited public or private Certification Agency has verified that the business meets the standards set forth as per said Organic Standards.
These standards vary among countries and certifying bodies but generally include guidelines on chemical usage, soil fertility, pest control, and livestock treatment. A certified organic label assures consumers that the product was produced using organic practices, ensuring transparency and credibility in the organic market.
What are the main international organic standard?
The main international organic standards include National Standards for Organic Programme – India
National Organic Programme – USA
European Organic Rules – Euro 2092/91
These standards define the criteria for organic farming and the production of organic products, ensuring they are free from synthetic chemicals and follow environmentally friendly practices.
Are they useful in proving authenticity of organic produce?
Yes, international organic standards are useful in proving the authenticity of organic produce. When a product is certified organic according to one of these recognized standards, it provides consumers with confidence that the product meets stringent organic criteria and has been independently verified by a reputable certifying body.
This also means having elaborate internal control systems and documentation.
What is vegan? What vegan products do you have?
Vegan refers to a lifestyle and diet that avoids all animal-derived products. Vegan products do not contain any animal ingredients or by-products.
List below: Cranberry Oats Cookies / Oats & Seeds Crackers / Tomato & Herbs Flax Crackers / Omega Seed Mix / Onion Poha / Popeas
Isn’t it bad to eat nuts in the summer?
It is not inherently bad to eat nuts in the summer, but there are some considerations. Nuts are a good source of nutrients but are also high in calories and fat.
In hot weather, nuts can spoil more quickly due to their natural oils. But today, this is not an issue due to proper storage methods. As long as nuts are stored in a cool & dry place, they contain essential properties that our bodies need all year round!
What do you mean by ‘gluten-free’?
'Gluten-free' refers to foods that do not contain gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten can trigger adverse reactions in people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Gluten-free products are suitable for those individuals and anyone who prefers or needs to avoid gluten in their diet due to health or dietary reasons.
What is a ketogenic diet? Do you have keto-friendly products?
A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that aims to shift the body into a state of ketosis, where it burns fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.
This diet may help with weight loss and managing certain medical conditions like epilepsy.
List below: Oats & Seeds Crackers / Honey Roasted Walnuts / Honey Roasted Almonds / Omega Seed Mix
What is paleo-friendly products?
A paleo-friendly diet consists of eating only unprocessed foods such as nuts & seeds, and processed grains such as wheat, barley, etc, are not consumed. We have many products fit for this diet. Our entire Nuts range and Seeds range work perfectly!
What do you mean by organic certification?
A product is referred to as certified organic only if at least of the ingredients are organically produced. This means no chemical fertilisers or pesticides are used.
All our products use some organic ingredients, but to check for the certified products, please look for the “India Organic” logo on the packaging.
List below: Amla Bar / Amaranth Muesli / Honey Roasted Almonds /Honey Roasted Cashews / Honey Roasted Walnuts and others
Why does package say ‘no added sugar’ when sugar content is reported in the back?
Most foods have naturally occuring sugars.
Our products are sweetened by mainly raisins, dates and organic honey.
Are the products fried or cooked with oil?
No, nothing is fried. Most of our products are baked/roasted to preserve nutrients in their original form, so you can receive maximum benefit from these high quality ingredients. Only our Cookies range, Snacks range and Crackers range uses minimal oil during baking. These are still very healthy oils for the body.
List below: Cookies: Olive Oil /Fig Amaranth Cookies: Olive Oil / Oats Cranberry Cookies: Coconut Oil / Chocolate Coconut Cookies: Rice Bran Oil / Almond Buckwheat Cookies: Rice bran Oil / Onion Poha: Rice Bran Oil / Oats & Seeds Crackers: Olive Oil / Tomato & Herbs Flax cracker: Olive oil
Why are your cookies so soft? Why are your crackers so crumbly?
To maintain maximum health, we do not use any conventional flour-based or unnatural binding agents to hold together ingredients.
Some of your products are very high in calories, why?
Most of our wholesome ingredients, specifically healthy Nuts, tend to be naturally high in calories. These healthy calories help fill you up so you are able to avoid unhealthy calories throughout
What is ‘active’ in your flaxseed or sunflower seeds?
Our process of washing and dehydration helps maintain and activate the nutrients in the seeds in order for your body to be able to absorb them better.
This product is pricey for the quantity i am receiving. Why?
We do not compare ourselves to mass market brands that give you larger quantities of food with minimal to no qualities.
At Nourish Organics, we fill our boxes with so many qualities that your body will feel the difference after consistent use. We focus on providing the best ingredients generously in each package, so that you are able to receive all of the medicinal health benefits and overall goodness.
Your body will thank you!