By: Melissa Stevens
We live in a world where there’s an abundance of food available at our fingertips – but the reality is that not all of it is good for us. Increasingly, most of us want to know that the products we’re consuming are the best possible quality, for our health and also for the environment. Organic food can offer that certainty.
The team from Jasway Garden feels the same way, which is why they provide a farm-to-table, healthy food delivery service to families in Hong Kong. They stock high-quality natural and organic products, including organic fruits and vegetables, organic tea, honey, and chemical-free body-care products.
The produce comes from organic farms and carries Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre (HKORC) Certification, an independent third-party organic certification agent. The HKORC is accredited by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).
What this means is that the farms are managed by experts in organic farming who ensure best practises are applied in seed development, seedling, large area growth management, pest control and organic fertiliser management. In short, goods from Jasway Garden meet global standards when it comes to organic food.
Home delivery is available Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 7pm, and you’ll be contacted after receipt of payment for confirmation of a delivery time. There’s free delivery on offer for purchases of HK$300 or more, with a $60 charge for orders under $300. Or, you can pick up at the Changsha Wan Plaza store.
Going organic: the benefits
- Eating certified organic food means you minimise your exposure to chemicals as most organic products are grown without use of artificial pesticides and chemicals.
- Research has been showing that food grown organically is rich in nutrients, such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and often more so than conventionally grown produce.
- There’s also evidence that organic products contain more antioxidants, after a six-year study by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that organic onions had about a 20 percent higher antioxidant content than conventionally grown onions.
Sources: ota.com; time.com
This article first appeared in the December/January 2017/18 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.