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Understanding Produce Codes

One of the most important steps in getting healthier is understanding where your food comes from and how it was grown.

Price Look Up (PLU) codes are standardized for every grocery store in the U.S  so no matter where you are you can take a quick glance at the PLU code and know what you’re getting.

Organically grown: these have 5 digit numbers beginning with a 9.

Conventionally Grown: only 4 digits and usually begin with the number 3 or 4.

Genetically Modified: these also have 5 digit numbers but begin with the number 8.

Avoid genetically modified and conventionally grown and stick with organically grown for optimal health!


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