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Organic Bananas, From Our Farm to Your Table

 

 

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High-quality organic bananas that are delivered fresh and taste great are the product of years of research, experience and daily dedication. When considering how we are able to provide the freshest, highest-quality bananas to retailers and distributors, it’s important to know that we meticulously oversee the whole logistical chain. From the soil the bananas are grown in to the storage before distributors pick up their orders we keep quality in mind first and foremost.

The first step is to guarantee that the plants have good nutrition while growing. This begins with the soil. By performing soil tests at the farms and sending the samples to a lab for testing, we can determine the nutrient levels and moisture in the soil. These results show if the soil needs any organic fertilizers to provide the banana plants with the proper nutrients they need. It also helps determine if irrigation levels are accurate. Also very important, Organics Unlimited ensures that the soil used to grow organic bananas has never been used before in conventional farming, thus eliminating the possibility of residual chemicals.

As the banana plants grow, their physical characteristics are tracked for problems that may affect the quality of the bananas. Special teams make sure the irrigation systems provide each plant with the perfect amount of water and ensure the proper amount of sunlight reaches each plant.

Once the fruit is mature, bananas are cut and the process of getting them ready for shipping begins. The best, highest quality bananas without bruises or cuts are chosen (external blemishes can signify a poor quality fruit underneath the peel).

Transportation is very important in bringing high-quality bananas from the farm to the grocery store. Organics Unlimited uses trucks with temperature and humidity control, keeping the bananas at optimal levels so they don’t spoil from freezing or overheating. The transportation system ensures that the freshness of Organics Unlimited bananas is unmatched.

Once in Organics Unlimited’s San Diego warehouse, bananas are stored in climate-controlled, pressurized conditions for no more than two days before distributors pick them up. During the storage time, the Organics Unlimited team continues to monitor the quality of the product and tracks internal temperatures of bananas as well as external appearance.

Without a doubt, the most important aspect of the logistical and quality assurance process at Organics Unlimited is the people, the staff that work together with enthusiasm and passion to produce the best organic bananas possible. We take pride in our fresh, organic fruit, our communities and our customers and consumers!

To learn more about our organic bananas and how you can offer Organics Unlimited and GROW organic bananas in your store, please visit OrganicsUnlimited.com. You may also follow Organics Unlimited on Facebook and Twitter for more news.

Research shows benefits of organic produce

 

CIMG1887At Organics Unlimited we are proud of our quality organic bananas, but not just for their fresh taste.  Organic bananas have a multitude of benefits, both in terms of health and environmental. A recent study published by The Organic Report highlights just how beneficial organic produce is.

Health Benefits

Pesticides are, unfortunately, all too commonly found in non-organic produce and carry significant health risks. Studies found that pre-natal and childhood exposure to pesticides may be linked to the development of obesity and metabolic disorders, developmental problems, neurodevelopmental impairment and decreased IQ. Worse yet, we are all exposed pesticide residue in our daily lives. By purchasing and consuming organic, you can significantly cut down the amount of pesticide exposure.

Environmental Benefits

Over and over, studies have shown that organic farming has far-reaching environmental benefits. At Organics Unlimited, caring for the environment is something we take very seriously. We always farm sustainably, we do not use land that was previously used in conventional farming, and no chemical pesticides or fertilizers are used in the growing process. This not only benefits the environment, but also benefits the safety and health of our workers.

Our organic produce is closely controlled through the entire growing, harvesting and distribution process to ensure the fruit meets our strict standards and organic certification requirements. When you and your family enjoy organic quality bananas from Organics Unlimited, you can feel good about making a difference for your health and for the health of our planet.

To learn more about our organic bananas and how you can offer Organics Unlimited and GROW organic bananas in your store, please visit OrganicsUnlimited.com. You may also follow Organics Unlimited on Facebook and Twitter for more news.

Organics Unlimited Participates at Organicology 2017

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Organics Unlimited was proud to showcase its fresh, organic bananas at Organicology 2017, held February 2-4 in Portland, Ore. The tradeshow is put on by two organizations, Oregon Tilth and Organically Grown Company, and brings together members of the organic agricultural industry including growers, distributors and retailers, all of whom embrace sustainable farming and sustainable business practices.

Organicology is designed and brought to life by organizations that care deeply about taking organic food and agriculture to the next level. It was quite an experience for Organics Unlimited to be part of this group that together learned, collaborated and brainstormed. It was equally exciting to know that there is intense dedication to work together to solve some of the most pressing issues that affect our food system, such as sustainability. Organic growing goes hand-in-hand with sustainability, maintaining a healthy and productive workforce and financial responsibility. Therefore, Organics Unlimited and GROW organic bananas places a strong effort on sustainability. During the weekend, other discussions ranged from business management to biodiversity conservation to maintaining independent integrity.

And although there were plenty of serious, in-depth discussions, there was also plenty of laughter and camaraderie and opportunities for participants to learn through fun activities and awards. We were so proud when it was announced that Organics Unlimited had been honored with the Social Media Award!

At Organics Unlimited, we are happy and grateful for the opportunity to have participated in this event and cannot wait to see new and returning faces at the next Organicology.