Zachary Zaitzeff Comments on Organic Food Costs, Not Always Expensive

Although Americans have become increasingly concerned with health in face of rising rates of obesity, many consumers have strayed from organic food purchases due to fears about higher costs. Restaurateur Zachary Zaitzeff responds to common misperceptions about organic prices.

New York, New York (PRWEB) January 02, 2013

In today's health-focused and eco-friendly world, many Americans have sought out ways to improve their diet. Among vegetarianism and shopping local, buying organic foods has become one of the most popular options to pursue a healthier lifestyle and to reduce rising national rates of obesity. However, as a recent article from The Greener Ideal reports, some stray from purchasing organic, because of fears that the overall expenses are too expensive. The article cites a recent study from that found “organic products were 42 percent more expensive at the local shop.” While some organic options may prove costly, Zachary Zaitzeff—owner of health-focused burger joint Zaitzeff Burgers—notes the long-term benefits of these foods are more than cost-efficient.

According to the article, before considering the cost-effectiveness of going organic, it is important for individuals to consider the overall benefits of these consumables. The article explains, “The key to the health-effect of organic foods are the micronutrients found in them, which can protect your body against a variety of illnesses, from something as trivial as a cold to terminal diseases like cancer. Studies have found that those who eat mainly organic food also have healthier skin and teeth.”

Recognizing these benefits, Zachary Zaitzeff encourages people to look beyond the initial costs of organic foods and to consider how eating organic can prove more cost-effective in the long run. Zaitzeff explains, “I think that in the long run, organic food is cheaper. By staying on a strict organic diet, one becomes healthier and less prone to illness and having to purchase the expensive medication that is needed to combat such medical issues.”

Still, consumers may prove wary about spending extra money to go organic. While there are some expensive organic products, the article notes that if shoppers a willing to learn where and when to shop for goods, they can find that these items are actually affordable. The article states, “However, the difference in cost of organic as opposed to conventional can vary, depending on where it is purchased and the type of product. A price comparison carried out by The Soil Association has found that some organic products are actually cheaper than premium brands for the same product.”

For Zachary Zaitzeff, there are more than just health and costs benefits to eating organic—it is also a matter of improved taste. He concludes, “Organic food also tastes better than conventional food. To discover the true difference in flavor, all one has to do is conduct a simple taste test with an organic and non-organic apple or orange.”


Zachary Zaitzeff is the owner of two notable New York City burger joints, known as Zaitzeff Burgers. Opened in 2003, this popular restaurant has redefined the fast casual dining experience with delicious menu options that feature fresh and organic ingredients. In addition to his accomplishments as a successful restaurateur, Zachary Zaitzeff is also known for his experience as a mountaineer. Over the past few years, Zaitzeff has reached the summit of Mount Everest, as well as climbed historic mountains such as those in the Andes region, Mount McKinley and Mount Kilimanjaro. In addition to these pursuits, Zachary Zaitzeff is recognized for producing interesting abstract works of art, specializing in oil on canvas, as well as mixed media.

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