Difference Between Organic and Natural

The demand for organic products is more than natural products because organic product seals are granted and monitored by the government. Below are some of the important differences between organic and natural products.

Label                                           Natural Products                                                   Organic Products   

Definition 

Standards

Certification Bodies

Labels

Demand

Health Benefits

Price

Shelf Life

Natural Product items are minimally synthesized.

The International Association of Natural Products Producers (IANPP) is trying to get the definitions for natural products into place. It should be noted that it is not a certification body.

The Ineternational Associations of Natural Products Producers (IANPP) is trying to get the definitions for natural products into place. It should be noted that it is not a certification body.

Natural labels are normally used freely by manufacturers due to lack of adequate guidelines. So it may be misleading. 

The demand for natural produtcs is also increasing however, not as much as organic products.

People prefer natural products because they believe excessive processing of food items disturbs their health benefits. But natural product may be cultivated by using pesticides and fertilizers.

Natural product is also priced more than non-organic products. 

Since it is minimally processed it has higher water content, the shelf life is short. 

Organic product refers to items that are produced using organic means. 

Stringent standards for organic production,handling and processing exist throughout the world. 

Many countries have certification bodies, the most prominent being the Untied States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Organic labels have legal implications. A manufacturer should follow the specified rules and regulations before using the organic label.

Demand for organic products is more than the demand for natural products. 

 

People prefer organic products because they feel it is safer than the products as chemicals are not used in its production and cultivation too. 

Organic product is priced more than non-natural products.

Shelf life of organic food is more than that of natural products. You can store if for longer duration.