With the Corporate profiteering of " Big Food" our price gap is very narrow at the moment and we are not more expensive for the density of what you receive!
Often people will say to me " Mandy your onions and garlic are so strong, and there are many reasons for this, mostly it is the nutrients in our soil. However, did you know that grocery store foods are often Irradiated? Mandy food is not irradiated therefore does not lose its nutrients; most food at the grocery store is imported and imported food is generally irritated to extend its life for travel and as result loses some its nutrients. If you can, choose us, you will help keep a small farmer growing food as we can grow food right here in Alberta!
Imported grocery store food that are irritated!
Beef and Pork
Crustaceans (e.g., lobster, shrimp, and crab)
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, including onions, garlic, carrots, beets, cabbage, potato
Lettuce and Spinach
Seeds for Sprouting (e.g., for alfalfa sprouts)
Shellfish - Molluscan (e.g., oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops)
Spices and Seasonings
What is Irradiation
X-rays are produced by reflecting a high-energy stream of electrons off a target substance (usually one of the heavy metals) into food.
Electron beam (or e-beam) is similar to X-rays and is a stream of high-energy electrons propelled from an electron accelerator into food.
Gamma rays are emitted from radioactive forms of the element cobalt (Cobalt 60) or of the element cesium (Cesium 137). Gamma radiation is used routinely to sterilize medical, dental, and household products and is also used for the radiation treatment of cancer.
Along with killing bacteria, irradiation kills nutrition, too. Vitamins A, B1, C, and E are highly sensitive to irradiation. Food irradiation may also affect the other B vitamins, as well as vitamin K.
Food for thought!
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