Chemical Pesticides & Fertilizers
Most mangoes in the market are sprayed with harmful chemical pesticides that not only stay on the fruit skin, but also seep into the inside in minute quantities.These mangoes are also grown on chemical fertilizers that are not just harmful but also affect the natural taste of mangoes.
In the context of adopting an organic diet, it is important to know about the artificial ripening methods used to ripen fruits, particularly mangoes. Calcium Carbide, also referred to as 'masala' is an ash-colored chemical that is industrially used in the production of acetylene. Acetylene has similar ripening properties as ethylene, an approved ripening agent. The use of carbide for ripening is strictly banned under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954.Being cheap, this chemical is widely used to ripen mangoes and other fruits illegally. Not to mention, this also adds an unusually uniform hue and plumpness to the mangoes but reduces the sweetness and shelf-life too. Now acetylene is partially toxic due to presence of traces of arsine and phosphine. Besides, calcium carbide causes health hazards like dizziness, headaches and other neurological ailments.
Our mangoes are grown by local farmers who strictly follow organic practices. The fertilizers, the pesticides, the post-harvest ripening practices we follow are organic. We do not use Calcium Carbide or any other harmful chemicals for mango ripening. We use organic techniques to ripen mangoes. Our mangoes have no harmful chemicals inside them or even on the skin.