HelloFresh might be the largest meal kit company in the world, but it’s not the “perfect” meal kit service. For example, they rank low on our list for vegan meal kits, since they don’t really have vegan meals.
Similarly, if you’re looking for a meal delivery company that specalizes in organic ingredients, then you may just have to skip HelloFresh. Let’s take a quick look at what organic stands for:
Produce can be called organic if it’s certified to have grown on soil that had no prohibited substances applied for three years prior to harvest. Prohibited substances include most synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
As for organic meat, regulations require that animals are raised in living conditions accommodating their natural behaviors (like the ability to graze on pasture), fed 100% organic feed and forage, and not administered antibiotics or hormones.
The definition was taken directly from the U.S Department of Agriculture.
Naturally, let’s ask ourselves whether eating organic is worth it or not:
Not only does organic production help reduce public health risks, mounting evidence shows that food grown organically are rich in nutrients, such as Vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, with less exposure to nitrates and pesticide residues in organically grown fruits, vegetables, and grains when compared to conventionally grown products. Source: Organic Trade Association
Without a doubt, eating organic is not only healthy for the consumer, but healthy for the farmers as well! So yes, asking whether or not a meal company offers organic options is a good question.