Delicious Organic Fresh Fruit Gift Baskets
More and more people are asking us to design and deliver Delicious Organic Fresh Fruit Gift Baskets!
I decided to “Google it” and ask the Mayo Clinic (I figure they’re a pretty safe place to start!) Here’s what I found:
Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?
Discover the real difference between organic foods and their traditionally grown counterparts when it comes to nutrition, safety and price.
Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now a regular feature at most supermarkets. And that’s created a bit of a dilemma in the produce aisle.
On one hand, you have a conventionally grown apple. On the other, you have one that’s organic. Both apples are firm, shiny and red. Both provide vitamins and fiber, and both are free of fat, sodium and cholesterol. Which should you choose? Get the facts before you shop.
Farmers who grow organic produce don’t use conventional methods to fertilize and control weeds. Examples of organic farming practices include using natural fertilizers to feed soil and plants, and using crop rotation or mulch to manage weeds.
Any product labeled as organic must be USDA certified. Only producers who sell less than $5,000 a year in organic foods are exempt from this certification; however, they’re still required to follow the USDA’s standards for organic foods.
If a food bears a USDA Organic label, it means it’s produced and processed according to the USDA standards. The seal is voluntary, but many organic producers use it.
Products that are completely organic — such as fruits, vegetables, eggs or other single-ingredient foods — are labeled 100 percent organic and can carry the USDA seal.
Foods that have more than one ingredient, such as breakfast cereal, can use the USDA organic seal plus the following wording, depending on the number of organic ingredients:
- 100 percent organic. To use this phrase, products must be either completely organic or made of all organic ingredients.
- Organic. Products must be at least 95 percent organic to use this term.
Products that contain at least 70 percent organic ingredients may say “made with organic ingredients” on the label, but may not use the seal. Foods containing less than 70 percent organic ingredients can’t use the seal or the word “organic” on their product labels. They can include the organic items in their ingredient list, however.
What does all of this mean to you?
It means that we can design and deliver Organic Fresh Fruit Gift Baskets upon request! That’s right, all of the fruit we select from our local suppliers are certified organic!
We love to top our gift baskets with fresh flowers (this one was designed for the 4th of July) that are perfect for the occasion, from Christmas to a baby, a birthday, a wedding, anniversary or get well. The recipients of your gift basket will be “pleased as punch” when they realize you were thoughtful enough to send organic fresh fruit for their occasion.
We call it Call, Click or Come By! That’s how you order your custom designed Organic Fresh Fruit Basket!
Call 602-246-1271 to order your Organic Fresh Fruit Basket.
Come By to order your Organic Fresh Fruit Basket! 2007a W Bethany Home, Phoenix, AZ 85015.