Why is aquaponic produce a healthier alternative?
We are often asked, “Why would we want to buy aquaponic produce? And why would it be healthier than other store-bought organic produce?”
We put together our top 4 reasons.
1. Our fertilizer is from cold blooded fish which do not carry the E. coli or Salmonella, unlike fertilizers derived from warm blooded animals, such as manure.
2. Fish have no growth hormones, no mercury, no antibiotics, No P.C.B.s. What are PCBS?
3. Our plants have no antibiotics or pesticides.
4. It has more nutrients than non-local produce because it is not shipped from other parts of the country and stored on trucks for extended periods of time. Produce loses its nutrients over time from harvest to consumption. The longer your produce sits after harvest, the less likely your produce has all the nutrients it once had. Check out this report from UC Davis.
Our lettuce is grown locally and stays local. Our produce tastes great! We love it without salad dressing too. In fact, we all eat it straight from the box!
Our produce is harvested and delivered within the same day to your local grocery store.
We think those are some pretty great reasons. We hope you give us a try and let us know what you think! You can find us at Newport Market, Whole Foods, Safeway and Market of Choice. Love, The Volcano Veggie Team