What does "Certified Organic" mean?
"Certified Organic" means the item has been
grown according to strict uniform standards that are
verified by independent state or private organizations.
Certification includes inspections of farm fields and
processing facilities, detailed record keeping, and periodic
testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and
handlers are meeting the standards which have been set."
Our herbs and spices are Certified
Organic, which included, whole herbs, powdered
herbs, cut herbs, packaged herbs, and bulk herbs. Ours herbs
are ground in state-of-the-art impact granulators where
high-speed and low temperatures insure highest potency and
freshness and produce a very fine powder
Here at Discount Natural
Herbs we are committed to bring the best
Certified Organic Herbs and Spices
to you, at the lowest possible pricing. Herbs which we sell
are grown without the use of pesticides, or herbicides. They
also are not irradiated, sulphured, bleached, or any additives spayed on them.
The following has been provided by
Strict guidelines must be followed to obtain
Certified Organic. The
National Organic Program
list these rules and regulations.
you want to claim:
percent Organic" (or similar statement)
contain 100 percent organically produced
ingredients, not counting added water and salt.
an ingredient statement when the product consists of
more than one ingredient.
below the name and address of the handler (bottler,
distributor, importer, manufacturer, packer,
processor, etc.) of the finished product, the
organic by ____" or similar phrase, followed
by the name of the Certifying Agent.
Certifying Agent seals may not be used to satisfy
this requirement. (IP)
label MAY show:
term "100 percent organic" to modify the
product name. (PDP/IP/OP)
The term, "organic" to identify the
organic ingredients1. Water and
salt included as ingredients must not be identified
as organic. (IS)
The USDA organic seal
and/or certifying agent seal(s). (PDP/OP)
The certifying agent
business/Internet address or telephone number. (IP)
label MUST NOT show:
1 To identify an ingredient as organically
produced, in the ingredients statement, use the word,
"organic" in conjunction with the name of the
ingredient, or an asterisk or other reference mark which is
defined below the ingredient statement.
Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
How do herbs become Certified
Certified Organic herbs
are produced by farmers who put emphasis on the use of
renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water
to enhance environmental quality for future generations.
Organic herbs are produced without using most conventional
pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or
sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before
a product can be labeled "organic," a
Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the
herbs are grown to make sure the farmer is following all the
rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards.
Natural Does Not Represent Organic!
and organic are not interchangeable. Don't
confuse these two terms Only Herbs labeled
"organic" have been certified as meeting USDA
Why Purchase Certified Organic in
Purchase in bulk will help
save our landfills. Let's look at it this way through a
small comparison of packaging.
Non Bulk Form 16 - 1 ounce bottles
Bulk Form 16 ounces in
16 plastic seal wrappings
1 recyclable air tight bag
16 1 ounce glass jars
16 plastic or metal lids
16 safety seals
Certified Organic Herbs Help
Although more and more large scale farms are making the
conversion to organic practices, most organic farms are
small independently owned and operated family farms of less
than 100 acres.
Why use organic herbs simple.....they taste better. Chef's
use organic foods in their recipes, for obtain better
flavor, better quality, and most of all better
presentation. Organic farming starts with the
nutrients of the soil which eventually leads to the
nourishment of the plant and ultimately our desire
full flavored foods.
What forms are Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
Certified Bulk Herbs are
available in several forms.
Whole, which is the whole part of the plant which is
being used. Such as whole certified organic Burdock
Root, or Certified Organic
Astragalus root. A large root which has not been sliced or
chopped. Whole form are usually used in making of soups, tinctures,
liquid extracts, and decoctions
Powder, which is
the part of the plant being used, powdered into a fine
powder; much like baking flour would be. At times
depending upon the plant, it may be the consistency of corn
meal. An Example of a fine powder would be
Certified Organic St. Johns Wort
Powder. It is powdered to a mesh of 100. A coarse
powder would be Certified Organic
Garlic, which is a 60 mesh size. Powders are usually put into empty capsules, and are
Flakes, which is
the part of the plant being used, shaped somewhat like a
very thin cornflake. Usually Certified
Organic Spirulina is in flake form.
Flakes are usually used in cooking and in drinks, such as
Cut and Sift Form,
which is the part of the plant being used cut into uniform
size pieces. The pieces can vary in size from 1/2
square cut pieces to 2 inches diagonal cut.
Examples of 1/2 inch square cut pieces are:
(Horsetail) C/S C.O. Equisetum arvense
Parsley Flake C/S C.O.
California Poppy Herb
C/S C.O. Eschscholzia californica
Over two inches
Cinnamon Sticks 2
3/4" C.O. Cinnamomum cassia
Licorice Sticks whole
4 inches C.O., Glycyrrhiza glabra
Our best selling Certified
Organic Herbs are
Leaf Powder C.O.
Root powder C.O.,
Root C/S C.O.,