Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is organic farming?
Organic farming is a special agricultural way of growing and processing products while respecting natural life-cycle systems. The production of organic produce is focused on maintaining the ecosystem balanced by not including pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and or fertilizers that will damage the integrity of these products as well as the environment.
How can I recognize organic products at a supermarket? And how do I know they are really organic?
A good way of proving that a product is organic is by making sure that they are certified according to EU or USDA regulations. Check out our certifications! The logo shows that organic products are produced according to the rules. Therefore, organic products can be identified by those who are not organic certified.
How is the organic integrity of a farm controlled?
An external agency Accredited Certification body visits the farms at least once a year and checks if the farm and operations fulfil the applicable organic standards.
How are organic bananas being ripened?
Ethylene is approved by the organic regulations in North America, Canada, The European community, Japan, etc. Ethylene, a naturally occurring gas, is injected in a ripening chamber with pallets of green bananas and this will trigger the ripening process of the bananas,... just as what happens in nature on the tree or in the field. The process and the results of starch into sugars are the same in nature.
What is the difference between a Savid banana and a normal banana? Is there a difference in flavour between an organic banana and a conventional banana?
In Bananas and Pineapples, there is no clear difference between both organic and conventional, but some people do feel a difference as they let us know in the feedback section of our website.
What is the best way to keep bananas?
The best way to keep bananas is at normal room temperature. If you want them to ripen faster you can put some apples next to them in your fruit ball. Apples produce ethylene which triggers the ripening process of bananas.
Where can I find Savid Bananas?
Summary of Supermarket chains off different European countries.
What are the nutrition values of 1 banana?
Bananas don’t just taste good, they are actually good for you. Every banana contains:
Vitamins C, B6 and foliate for healthy skin and bones
Potassium; good for your blood and avoids getting cramps in your muscles.
Fibre: stops you from getting hungry and keeps your insides healthy.
A banana contains only 90 calories and studies show they cut back the risk of strokes and reduce depression.