Biological/organic/etc., what is the difference?

As you might have heard us say before, are our mints: organic, 100% natural, vegan and free of allergens. But what is the difference between them and don’t we just say the same thing 4 times? Below we explain the differences.

Biological

Biological stands for the way the food is produced, the agricultural process. A biological farming method consists of taking plants, humans, and animals into account. Organic food must meet certain guidelines in order to receive a quality mark such as the EKO.

Organic

This a bit more difficult because organic is often misused as biological. Organic means: made from plants and animals. So, an organic product is not always biological!

Vegan

Veganism is a lifestyle that excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or other purposes. This means that vegans do not eat meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey, gelatin, animal e-numbers and other products that contain animal products.

Allergens free

An allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction to people who are sensitive to it. Legally, there are 14 substances: gluten-containing grains, shellfish, eggs, fish, peanut, soy, milk, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, sulfur dioxide, and sulfite, lupine, and mollusks.

Quite a few requirements that products have to meet today! It takes some effort, but actually, we think this is no more than normal. Our products should be available to everyone!

Mint you soon!
Floor (Max’s sister)

Noor Jansen

n.jansen2@student.tio.nl
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