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Old 08-26-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: New Jersey and hating it
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Organic tastes different from non-organic:
Apples, canteloupes, strawberries.

Organic tastes the same as non-organic:
Milk, eggs, meats, celery, onions, carrots, bananas, chocolate, nuts.

Which foods that you've tried that you can/can't tell the difference?
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Not much, really. I can tell the difference between a mass produced item of 'produce', such as tomatoes or potatoes and those grown locally, at home or on small scale. But that is true whether the locally grown produce is considered organic or not.

My old garden in WV would not be considered 'organic' because we did use some chemicals, however those items tasted far superior to grocery market stuff.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:28 PM
 
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Not much, really. I can tell the difference between a mass produced item of 'produce', such as tomatoes or potatoes and those grown locally, at home or on small scale. But that is true whether the locally grown produce is considered organic or not.
Ditto this. I've never been able to distinguish a difference in taste between organic or nonorganic, if bought from a supermarket. Freshness is what makes the big difference. Local strawberries and lettuce from the farmer's market are better than any supermarket-bought berries or lettuce by a factor of 10, regardless of whether they are organic or not.

I also think that organic milk actually tastes worse than conventional milk, probably because it is ultra-pasteurized.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Apples and broccoli for me. Everything else I can't distinguish.
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:11 AM
 
Location: New Jersey and hating it
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^ Yup, organic apples have a certain fragrance that non-organic ones lack. Not to mention, they don't have that "shine" on their skin because of the wax that was sprayed on them.
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Chicken I can absolutely taste the difference. And eggs. Tomatoes and onions. Peaches too.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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In the order of taste/texture local/homegrown produce beats out organic but both of those beat out the store mass produced produce hands down.

So I don't look for organic per se but for quality in the seeds they use to grow the produce. So a choice between a locally grown heirloom tomato vs an organic tomato, the heirloom win. Another example are apples. I buy the honey crisp and they beat out to me the organic apples too. But if I can't get the locally grown/homegrown, then I do organic.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:57 AM
 
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^ Yup, organic apples have a certain fragrance that non-organic ones lack. Not to mention, they don't have that "shine" on their skin because of the wax that was sprayed on them.
That isn't because they are organic. Buy local....you'll find even more of the 'apple-ey' smell and no coating.

You are crediting something that doesn't matter.
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Organic tastes the same as non-organic:
Milk, eggs, meats, celery, onions, carrots, bananas, chocolate, nuts.

Which foods that you've tried that you can/can't tell the difference?
Milk? I think there is a HUGE difference in taste. Organic is amazingly good to me.

Whenever I buy Florida oranges, they are so amazing. Especially Cara Cara oranges.
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:46 AM
 
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Milk? I think there is a HUGE difference in taste. Organic is amazingly good to me.
Yes, try conventional milk (or better, raw milk) and then organic and you will taste a huge difference. Maybe you like what you're used to, but organic has a "cooked" taste.
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