Q. How do I know if a product is organic?
A. A label helps you to identify whether the product is organic or not. Usually, an internationally recognized body certifies the companies products. An organic seal assures consumers of the quality and integrity of organic products. Organic-certified operations must have an organic system plan and records that verify compliance with that plan.
Q. Why does organic cost more?
A. Organic food doesnt always cost more. Some items may cost the same or even less than their conventional counterparts. As the demand for organic products increases, the cost will come down. Also,
Organic farmers do not receive any subsidies like conventional farmers get on fertilizers. The price of organic food is the true cost of growing
The price of conventional food does not reflect the cost of environmental cleanups that we pay for through our tax
Organic farming is more labor and management intensive
Organic farms are usually smaller than conventional farms and so do not benefit from the economies of scale that larger growers get
Q. Is organic food more nutritious than conventional food?
A. Epidemiological evidence has confirmed that diets rich in fruits and vegetables are associated with reduced frequency and severity of several health problems. A nutrient decline study of the US Department of Agriculture in 43 garden crops found that there has been a statistically significant decline in nutritional levels between 1950 and 1993 with regard to Protein, Calcium, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin and ascorbic acid. The decline ranged from 6% in protein to 38% in riboflavin. The decline could be attributed to modern farming methods involving high yielding hybrid varieties, poor soil fertility, depletion of soil micro nutrients, loss of soil micro organisms.
The nutritional quality of Organic foods is much better because of emphasis on creating a natural ecosystem, soil fertility & conservation and non use of fertilizers, pesticides and using appropriate varieties.
The specific ingredients in fruits and vegetables that account for their many health-promoting benefits increasingly points to secondary plant metabolites, many of which are antioxidants , along with levels and mixtures of vitamins, minerals, and fiber content.
Q. Does organic food taste better?
A. Organic food tastes better as it is grown in well-balanced soil. So, healthy plants have a great taste. Try organic food and see the difference.
Q. Difference between organic and conventional grown foods?
A. High nitrogen application to plant foods can increase crude protein concentration but decrease the nutritional value of that protein. Conventional fertilizing practices could possibly result in higher crude protein content but poorer quality protein than organic practices.
There is considerable evidence from controlled experiments that some organic fertilizers result in lower nitrate concentrations in plants compared to conventional fertilization.
The ultimate test of the nutritional value of food is its ability to support health, growth, and reproduction over successive generations of animals or humans. Evidence for increased disease resistance, productivity, or fertility of animals feeding on organically grown fodder is largely anecdotal.
Q. Why 24 Mantra products?
A. 24 Mantra is promoted by Sresta Natural Bioproducts which is an integrated company headquartered in the Indian Metropolitan city of Hyderabad, is primarily focused on organic and natural foods. It is involved in field production of crops, processing, product development and marketing of organic products since 2003. Sresta has been founded with a vision of providing Pure, Healthy, Wholesome foods to Consumers and creating Sustainable Livelihood for farmers.
The products are “certified organic”. The products confine to the strictest organic practices adopted worldwide.
It has the largest product range offering more than 400 products, ranging from cereals, grains, flours, dry fruits, to processed products like pickles, jams, juices, marmalades to bakery products.
The 24 Mantra is based on the philosophy that all matter is finally composed of five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether (Sky). The words in Sanskrit read as bhumir, apo, analo, anilo, nabha. When the letters in these words are added they count to 24 letters. Hence, the name.