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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 USDA.   
Strict guidelines must be followed to obtain
Certified Organic.  The National Organic Program 
list these rules and regulations. 

If you want to claim: 

"100 percent Organic" (or similar statement)

Your product:

Must contain 100 percent organically produced ingredients, not counting added water and salt.

Your label MUST:

Show an ingredient statement when the product consists of more than one ingredient.

Show below the name and address of the handler (bottler, distributor, importer, manufacturer, packer, processor, etc.) of the finished product, the statement:

"Certified 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)

Your label MAY show:

The 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)

Your label MUST NOT show:

Not applicable

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 as Organic? 

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!

Natural and organic are not interchangeable.  Don't confuse these two terms  Only Herbs labeled "organic" have been certified as meeting USDA organic standards.

Why Purchase Certified Organic in Bulk?

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 one bag

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 Small Farmers 
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. 
Better Flavor 
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 available in?

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 money savings. 

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 smoothies

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:

Shavegrass Herb (Horsetail) C/S C.O. Equisetum arvense

Parsley Flake C/S C.O. Petroselinum crispum

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
Bilberry Leaf Powder C.O.
Vaccinium myrtillus

Burdock Root powder C.O.,
Arctium lappa

Astragalus Root C/S C.O., 
Astragalus membranaceus