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What's the difference between organic and natural on food labels?

By January 19, 2015 - 12:05pm
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Hi HeatlhyA

Thank you for your post! 

"Natural" means anything that is not synthetic and that comes from nature, rather than a lab. For example - "natural sugars" meaning sweeteners from fruit or sugar cane, as opposed to artificial sweeteners that are made from chemicals. 

Organic also means natural - coming from living organisms, plants etc but in the case of food, labeling food as organic means that they have not been sprayed with chemical herbicides or pesticides. It also means that no chemical fertilizers have been used and is free of any kind of non-natural dyes and scents. 

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I hope this helps! 


January 20, 2015 - 8:02am
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