From Coffee, Tea, Fruits and Seeds: Let's Celebrate Organic September in the Kitchen!
Summer is over, but Organic September is still well underway!
Coordinated by the UK's leading organic certification body, the Soil Association, the goal of Organic September is to educate consumers about the benefits of organic agriculture and encourage more citizens to "Go Organic for Organic September" by choosing organic products. So, this month is the perfect time to fill your kitchen with delicious organic ingredients. Stock up on these essential organics to enjoy all month long.
Organic Green Tea
Sip soothing organic green tea first thing in the morning or after meals. Green tea boasts antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that support health. Look for certified organic green tea to avoid pesticide residues. Brew loose leaf tea for maximum flavor.
E.g. Try Clipper Organic Green Tea selection: https://www.clipper-teas.com/our-drinks/green-tea/
Coffee is one of the most heavily sprayed crops, making organic important.
Estimates show that roughly 38 million kilograms of pesticides are used annually in Brazilian coffee production.
Organic coffee ensures what’s in your cup is pure. Try brands like Cafédirect for fairly traded organic coffee that’s good for you and farmers. Brew a pot first thing or enjoy an organic espresso after dinner.
Protein-packed organic quinoa makes a nutritious addition to salads, bowls and more. Rinse pre-cooked quinoa before using to remove bitterness. Try tossing it with roasted veggies, greens and a tangy vinaigrette for a satisfying main meal. Quinoa’s versatility makes it an organic essential!
E.g. Try Forest Whole Foods' Organic White Quinoa: https://www.forestwholefoods.co.uk/product/organic-white-quinoa/
Organic Pantry Staples
Fill your pantry with organic cooking basics like extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, spices, canned beans and tomatoes. Look for canned goods in BPA-free packaging. Build flavorful soups, pastas, curries and more on a foundation of organic staples.
Eating organic helps reduce dietary pesticide intake. Focus on the “Dirty Dozen” fruits and veggies highest in pesticides to buy organic: strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery, potatoes, and bell peppers.
More than 90 percent of samples of strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, nectarines and grapes tested positive for residues of two or more pesticides
EWG’s report states.
Organic livestock live free of antibiotics and added hormones. Choose organic chicken, turkey, beef and more for clean protein.
Eat seasonal organic produce, experiment with new organic products, and drink organic beverages morning to night this month!
Let's celebrate Organic September from the kitchen, cooking, sharing and enjoying delicious food with our loved ones!