This winter we are on a roll getting our health back together. It has been cold for a couple of days and I wanted soup. When you are clean eating, trying to find a soup at the grocery store or a starter soup mix is very disappointing because not all items are Non-GMO. Lately, my grocery store runs feel like a field trip, because I’m always learning different things at each store. I wanted to make my lamb broth and soup as clean as possible. Here’s what I learned last week about the vegetable and fruits. Such as how to read the fruit and vegetable labels at the store. Some stores will have them on their fruit and veggies and some will not.
- If there are only four numbers in the PLU, this means that the produce was grown conventionally or “traditionally” with the use of pesticides. The last four letters of the PLU code are simply what kind of vegetable or fruit. An example is that all bananas are labeled with the code of 4011.
- If there are five numbers in the PLU code, and the number starts with “8″, this tells you that the item is a genetically modified fruit or vegetable. Genetically modified fruits and vegetables trump being organic. So, it is impossible to eat organic produce that is grown from genetically modified seeds. A genetically engineered (GE or GMO) banana would be: 84011
- If there are five numbers in the PLU code, and the number starts with “9″, this tells you that the produce was grown organically and is not genetically modified. An organic banana would be: 94011
It took me one day and six hours to make my Lamb broth and soup, because everything is clean and made from scratch and I’m proud to share this recipe with you today.Mrs. Mapp - Don't forget to follow me on Facebook & Twitter