A chef’s vision and creativity is truly limitless; transcending seasonality, ingredient availability, and time constraints. The everyday chef, affectionately known as the busy mother of two, the university-stressed millennial, or the gym/smoothie enthusiast/addict, does not share these same luxuries. Instead, they are faced with balancing daily scales of health, freshness, variety, convenience and, last but definitely not least, inspiration. Nature’s Touch offers quality produce from trusted global growers, ensures that they are “Tested for Pesticide Residue”, and makes them available them alongside creative recipe suggestions to motivate the conscious consumer with an inspired menu.
“Tested for Pesticide Residue” is a claim that literally must be tried, tested and true. In agriculture, growers wish for thriving crops, season-after-season. With this hope, they are aware that harmful weeds, mosquitos, or bacteria may spoil entire fields. By applying pesticides early in the season, they ensure that enough time lapses by the time of harvest such that consumer exposure is limited. If “Tested for Pesticide Residue” is labelled on the package, Nature’s Touch has invested in having the produce tested for remnants of over 260 pesticides at a third party site, using government regulated methodologies.
This year, two new players have proudly been added to this exclusive Nature’s Touch roster of “Tested for Pesticide Residue” offerings: Nature’s Touch Tested for Pesticide Residue Strawberries and Nature’s Touch Tested for Pesticide Residue Raspberries. A handful of either fruit reveals vibrant ruby red colours, juicy bursts of flavour reminiscent of sunshine-y days, and a true escape to the sweeter moments of life. For strawberries, this is not a small feat! Strawberries usually seize first place on the list of produce high in pesticides. And the raspberries sourced by Nature’s Touch are grown with a natural advantage: harvested from growers in Chile whose dry climate is (thankfully) not conducive to the same moisture-thriving pests and mold as from other countries.
Perfect for use in a bottomless recipe book of crumbles, salads, scones, juices, these Nature’s Touch “Tested for Pesticide Residue” gems will quickly and easily become permanent freezer staples!