Irradiated vs. Organic Teas: What’s the Difference & Why Should You Care?
The friendly-looking logo on our featured image is what irradiation looks like.
Irradiation is a word few of us are familiar with, yet it affects nearly all of us directly or indirectly. We eat irradiated food all the time and don’t even know it.
Irradiation is a process whereby Gamma rays are passed through foods to make them appear more colorful/vibrant and is called ‘ionizing radiation.’ Gamma irradiation was introduced to develop a new processing method for brighter-colored green tea leaves extract.
Although putting the equivalent of 30 million chest x-rays through our food may make it look more ‘pretty,’ it kills off all bacteria – the good and the bad – and changes the constitution of our foods while damages the nutrients within it.