14 thés verts : cocktail de pesticides dans les sachets
THÉS VERTS Plusieurs substances nocives ont été détectées dans les sachets de thé que nous avons analysés. Certains d’entre eux ne devraient pas être bus régulièrement en grande quantité.
Lire l’article: Bon à savoir 1.11.2017
La réponse de Alnatura:
Sehr geehrte Herr —,
For issue 17, Saldo has investigated Green teas. Regrettably, the Alnatura green tea jasmine received the grade « insufficient ». The degradation mainly refers to its low content of polyphenols.
Polyphenols are natural plant ingredients found in many plants. They are considered to be beneficial to health and can be found especially in foods such as tea, fruits and vegetables. A high content of these substances is desirable. However, the proportion of polyphenols may vary naturally, that means the content in plants can not be influenced.
The content of polyphenols that was found in Alnatura green tea jasmine is within the natural occurence of these phytonutrients. Therefore, we can not understand the evaluation by Saldo.
Saldo also downgraded the Alnatura green tea jasmine for unwanted substances that were not used actively. However, an unintended entry of these substances can not always be avoided: The very low traces of chlorine are due to the usual chlorination of drinking water in the country of cultivation. The situation is similar with the traces of pesticides. Organic farming consciously forgoes the use of synthetic chemical pesticides. However, organic agriculture is not protected from the effects of conventional agriculture. For example, small amounts of pesticides can be transferred from conventional tea plantations to organic plantations by wind.
We hope that this information is helpful to you.
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