I've been wondering this too. I would bet they use something to make the greens stay "fresh" so long in a sealed bag. I just wonder how bad it is. It's awful to have to be suspicious of organic food like this but yesterday I ate a bag of Earthbound Farm salad and felt very tired afterward. I wonder if it's MSG?
No...its not that, there is an actual gas or rinse that the veggies get preserved with so that they don't wilt until the air gets to them - if you've ever wondered why the store bought greens, as used in restaurants or sandwich shops seems to just 'slide on thru'rather than cause a proper BM.
If I were you, I would check in at an NAET center and test for allergies. You may have an allergy to important vitamins and minerals like iron. I had it to iron, calcium and Sugar and so my body wasn't absorbing any of them I was taking in when I ate or took supplements.
:| Whoa, I didn't know bagged salads were bad for you. Darn it, they're my favourite, I can't stand the whole preperation of making a salad, and bagged greens are quite helpful in that area. *shakes fist at food companies*
Well they're spraying something on these "organic" salads-- my sister had a bad allergic reaction from one of them. She didnt think she had to wash it because, after all, it is supposed to be organic, and free of pesticides-- and the bag mentioned it was pre-washed.
Well it was from a major fruit company that we all know taking advantage of the current "organic phase" . Don't trust your vegetables if they are marked organic.
Still use an all natural veggie wash to cleanse them beforehand. Most of the big corporations (I won't mention names but we all know who they are) can not be trusted with total honesty in not using MSG or other chemicals for long shelf life, etc.
Legally, MSG is permitted if they hide it under a different name on the labels. They can get away with this because the FDA permits them too. There is a very strong partnership with the FDA and chemical/drug/pharma/addititives companies. Alot is overlooked and they get to use loopholes to get around legal matters to shut up public outcry.
Im in the UK....The population here eats millions of pounds of bagged salads per year. God knows why. I've just read a book by a reporter who has travelled the globe following the food industry trail. She exposes some terrifying revelations , facts and truths about the global food industry.
Here in the Uk the bagged salads are washed in chlorinated water that is 20 TIMES stronger than a public swimming pool. Then a gas is pumped into the bags, like you say, to keep them as fresh as possible. (i dont remember the name of the gas - but believe it's going to be something nasty and toxic - this is the food industry don't forget - it's all about profits - not health)
When i was at school, during the holidays i worked at a fruit packing plant for pocket money. We were washing tangerine segments in warm chlorinated water all day. We had no breathing masks given...or gloves in fact!
I would get home wheezing from the chlrine vapir i had been breathing all day, feel very lethargic, but boy were my hands clean! hahahaa
If you cannot buy your fruit and vegetable loose and (really) organic then it's really not worth eating those pre-prepared, silly-excuse-for-a-salad-in-a-balloon-bag. There is no nutritional content worth talking about in any preprepared foods...unless you pre-prepare it yourself from fresh - minus the chlorine!
( Have you noticed how very unhealthy, junk, trashy, high-fat, hydrogenated -fat filled foods are incredibly cheap?!! Anything that is remotely healthy will be double , or triple the junk food alternative. This is the sickness of the food industry. It is designed to build us full of toxic chemicals, so we then become reliant on the health service, who become more reliant on our taxes, which go up every year because we need better health care and equipment...yadda yadda...)
It concerns me that an apple can be sprayed up to 20 times per growing season to preven disease and pests affecting the crop.
It concerns me that its cost me 3 times more to buy an apple grown in the UK (where i live) than to buy an apple imported from New Zealand.
It really concerns me that a shrimp farmer in Indonesia, who works all hours, gets pennies for 20 kilo of shrimp, when we are charged over £3 for a frozen handful.