Do You Know How to Read a Fruit Label? Did You Know You Can?
There is a tiny number on the sticker of your fruit & vegetables…we all think it is for pricing when in fact it tells us critical information.
Conventional fruit: 4 digits, usually starting with the digit â€œ4â€(sometimes a 3 to denote various sizes of fruit)
Organic fruit: 5 digits starting with the digit â€œ9â€
Genetically modified: start with the digit â€œ8â€ (remember, stores are legally not obligated to indicate genetically modified science experiments that are successfully posing as food)
Memorize these numbers: 9 is good, 4 is semi-toxic, 8 will kill you â€“ happy shopping
2 thoughts on “Do You Know How to Read a Fruit Label? Did You Know You Can?”
Hi Jaqui, thanks for the great tip. I wasn’t aware of the IFPS coding on fruit and vegetable labels.
That’s very useful to know. I had no idea that those numbers revealed so much about the origin of fruit. Armed with this information we can all make better choices about the fruit we eat.