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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 “4”(sometimes a 3 to denote various sizes of fruit)

Organic fruit: 5 digits starting with the digit “9”

Genetically modified: start with the digit “8” (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 – happy shopping

SOURCE: International Federation for Produce Standards

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2 Comments

  1. Jarret Morrow M.D.

    May 2, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Hi Jaqui, thanks for the great tip. I wasn’t aware of the IFPS coding on fruit and vegetable labels.

  2. Dawn

    May 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    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.

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