If You See This Label On a Fruit, DO NOT Buy It At Any Cost. Here’s Why!

We all have noticed some labels or stickers on certain veggies and fruits. But, do you know what they actually mean? Specifically, these stickers reveal a lot of information about the product.

In addition, the PLU code, or also referred to as price lookup number, which is printed on the sticker, reveals information about the way the fruit was grown. In short, this code reveals whether the product you’re about to purchase was organically grown, genetically modified, or loaded with pesticides, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or fungicides.

Here Is How to Identify What These PLU Codes Mean:

– If the sticker has a 5-digit PLU code, which starts with the number 9, then it means that the produce is grown according to the USDA organic standards. In other words, it means that the produce is organically grown.

– A 4-digit code, which starts with the number 3 or 4 shows that the produce was loaded with pesticides. Moreover, it also indicates that the fruit or veggie were conventionally grown.

– In case the sticker has a code with 5 digits beginning with the number 3, it shows that the fruit or veggie were irradiated or electronically pasteurized.

– If the sticker has a PLU code with 5 digits that start with the number 8, it means that the produce was genetically modified. Unfortunately, no one can grow organic fruits or vegetables by using genetically modified seeds.

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