Please note this is a b-grade version of our popular organic fruits. You get 2kg (two 1kg bags) for the price of one. The set may contain a random fruit type from below. Sometimes you may receive the same fruit type twice. Surprise yourself. There are no quality or safety issues. Some bags are slightly torn or have cosmetic damages (outer bag damage, please see actual images) - we pack the 2 bags into a bigger plastic bag to avoid any fruits from falling out. Please note that we don't accept returns or refunds for this item. This item is excluded from our satisfaction guarantee. Find our regular fruits here.
About Certified Organic
This product is certified Japan Agricultural Standard Organic (JAS) - both in the country of origin and Japan. Japan has one of the world's strictest organic certification standards. But what does certified organic mean when it comes to fruits and vegetables?
✔ Free of harmful synthetic chemical inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides, antibiotics, food additives, irradiation, and the use of sewage sludge.
✔ Free of genetically modified seeds (non-GMO)
✔ The farmland and soil in use have at least been 3 years free of any chemical treatment before the harvest has been certified as organic.
✔ Organic certifications come with multiple audits or on-site visits a year. Organic producers are rigidly checked and inspected by governmental bodies or certified third parties. Organic certification requires detailed bookkeeping and documentation. This makes organic produce technically 100% traceable from farm to table.
✔ Organic certification standards require a strict separation of non-organic certified produce starting from the farmland, soil, harvesting, processing, export, and even import and storage.
✔ Organic farming is a more sustainable alternative when it comes to food production. The lack of harmful pesticides and a wider variety of plants enhances biodiversity and results in better soil quality and reduced pollution from fertilizer or pesticide run-off.
✔ Organic vegetables and fruits are produced mostly by family-owned farms that own smaller acres of organic land. Although the demand is increasing, organic land does not even make 30% of all farmland in any given country (Japan ranks at the very bottom!). This makes organic farming lucrative and more profitable for farmers and gives them a fair chance to live a sustainable life and support their local communities.
✔ Certified organic in Japan and Australia (as well as in most industrialized countries) is a protected word and the use is legally restricted, meaning that you can be rest assured that Horizon Farms is an officially registered certified organic importer and all organic imported produce has been inspected and verified in the export country as well as in Japan.
It is also important to mention that organic produce is more cost-intensive. Organic farming has lower yields compared to conventional farming and is oftentimes more labor-intensive as well. Additionally, organic certification and auditions require annual fees for producers, exporters, and importers resulting in higher prices for the end consumers.
||1kg x 2 packs = 2kg (4.4lbs)
||16 x 9 x 30cm (6.2" x 3.5" x 11.8") x 2
Shipping & Handling
||Shipping and delivery is frozen
||Keep frozen below -18°C (32°F)
||Check product label, usually more than 12 months.
||Organic Wild Blueberries or
Organic Raspberries or
Organic Strawberries or
Organic Dark Sweet Cherries or
Organic Mango or
Organic Blackberries or
Organic Sour Cherries or
Organic Banana Slices or
Organic Pineapple Chunks or
Organic Blueberries or
Organic Mixed Berries
||Resealable food-grade aluminum poach
|Country of Origin
|Horizon Farms, Inc.
Organic Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) - Certificate Number: OCO UNY-02081101
Australian Certified Organic (ACO) - Certificate Number: 10817