Why Organic

Farm raised organic carrots on wooden background - Why We Are Organic | Local Urban Kitchen

100% Organic | Local Urban Kitchen Why We Are Organic

Simply because it tastes better and is better for the environment and our bodies

Free of harmful chemicals

Way more nutritional value

Avoiding hormones and antibiotics

Help preserve our ecosystem

Reduce pollution while protecting our water and soil

Supporting farmers directly

Keeping our children and the future safe


Banned Foods to Stay Healthy | Local Urban Kitchen Stuff we do not sell in our food

Artificial colors, preservative, and sweeteners

High fructose corn syrup

Meat or dairy with antibiotics or growth hormones (rBGH)

Bleached or bromated flour

Meat with nitrites or nitrates

Products containing GMOs


LUKS banned food ingredient list

Acesulfame Potassium Sweetener – Artificial
Acesulfame-K Sweetener – Artificial
Acetylated Esters Of Mono- And Diglycerides Emulsifier, Sequestrant, Stabilizer
Ammonium Chloride Dough Conditioner
Artificial Colors Color – Artificial
Artificial Flavors Flavor Enhancer
Aspartame Sweetener – Artificial
Astaxanthin (Artificial) Coloring Agent
Azodicarbonamide Bleaching Agent, Dough Conditioner
Benzoates Preservative
Benzoyl Peroxide Bleaching Agent
BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) Preservative
BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) Preservative
Bleached Flour Bleaching Agent
Bromated Flour Artificially Aged And Treated Flour
Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) Flavor Carrier, Emulsifier
BST (Bovine Somatotropin) Artificial Bovine (Cow) Growth Hormone
Butane Glycol Flavor Solvent, Humectant
Butylene Glycol Flavor Solvent, Humectant
Calcium Bromate Dough Conditioner, Bleaching Agent
Calcium Disodium EDTA Texturizer, Preservative
Calcium Peroxide Dough Conditioner, Bleaching Agent
Calcium Propionate Preservative
Calcium Saccharin Sweetener – Artificial
Calcium Sorbate Preservative
Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate Dough Conditioner, Emulsifier
Caprenin Fat Substitute
Caprocaprylobehenin Fat Substitute
Certified Color Color – Artificial
Cottonseed Oil Fat Source
Curdlan Gelling Agent, Thickener
Cysteine (L-Cysteine) Flavor Precursor, Processing Aid
DATEM (Diacetyl Tartaric And Fatty Acid Esters Of Mono And Diglycerides) Emulsifier, Sequestrant, Stabilizer
Diacetyl Artificial Butter Flavoring
Diazolidinyl Urea Browning Agent In Baked Goods
Dimethlpolysiloxane Anti-Foaming Agent, Beet & Yeast Processing
Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DSS) Emulsifier, Stabilizer
Disodium Calcium EDTA Preservative, Sequestrant
Disodium Guanylate Flavor Enhancer
Disodium Inosinate (IMP) Flavor Enhancer
Ethoxyquin Preservative, Color Retention
Ethyl Vanillin Flavor – Artificial
Ethylene Oxide Preservative, Fumigant, Foam In Fermented Malt Beverages
Ethylenediamine Tetraacetic Acid Edta (EDTA) Sequestrant
FD & C Colors Color – Artificial
Foie Gras Duck Liver
GMP (Disodium Guanylate) Flavor Enhancer
Hexa-, Hepta- And Octa-Esters Of Sucrose Fat Substitute
High Fructose Corn Syrup Sweetener – Artificial
Hydrogenated Oil Fat Source
Irradiated Foods Cold Sterilization
Lactylated Esters Of Mono- And Diglycerides Stablizer, Texturizer, Preservative
Lauramide Mea Surfactant/Detergent
Lauryl Dea Surfactant/Detergent
Lead Soldered Cans Cans Sealed With Lead Soldering
Mannitol Sweetener, Humecant, Bulking Agent
Methyl And Propyl Paraben Food Additive
Methylene Chloride Solvent, Coffee Decaffeination And Spice Extraction, Beer
Methylparaben Preservative
Microparticularized Whey Protein Protein Derived Fat Substitute
Mono And Diglycerides Stablizer, Texturizer, Preservative
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Flavor Enhancer
Natamyacin Mold Inhibitor In Cheese
Neotame Artificial Sweetener
Nitrates/Nitrites Preservative
Olestra Fat Substitute
Oxystearin Derived From Hydrogenated Oil
Partially Hydrogenated Oil Texturizer, Preservative
Polydextrose Sweetener - Artificial (Synthetic Glucose)
Polysorbate 60, 65, 80 Emulsifier, Wax Coatings, De-Foaming
Potassium Benzoate Preservative, Antizymotic
Potassium Bisulfite Preservative, Color Preservative
Potassium Bromate Dough Conditioner, Flour Maturing Agent
Potassium Metabisulfite Preservative, Color Preservative
Potassium Sorbate Preservative
Propionates Preservative, Antizymotic
Propyl Gallate Preservative
Propylene Glycol Humecant, Flavor Solvent
Propylparaben Preservative
Resistant Starch Type 4 Chemically Modified Starch
RGBH (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone) Genetically Modified Bovine Growth Hormone
Saccharin Sweetener – Artificial
Simplesse Fat Substitute
Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Leavening Agent
Sodium Aluminum Sulfate Leavening Agent
Sodium Benzoate Preservative
Sodium Bisulfite Preservative, Color Retention
Sodium Diacetate Preservative, Sequestrant
Sodium Erythorbate Preservative
Sodium Glutamate Flavor Enhancer (See MSG)
Sodium Hexametaphosphate Sequestrant, Emulsifier, Texturizer
Sodium Metabisulfite Preservative, Color Retention
Sodium Nitrate/Nitrite Flavor, Color Retention Agent
Sodium Propionate Preservative, Antifungal
Sodium Silicoaluminate Anti-Caking Agent
Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate (Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate) Dough Conditioner, Emulsifier, Whipping Agent
Sodium Sulfite Preservative
Sodium Thiosulfate Preservative
Sodium Tripolyphosphate 3 Binding Agent
Sorbic Acid Antifungal
Stannous Chloride Color Retention
Succinic Acid Flavor Enhancer, Neutralizing Agent
Sucralose Sweetener – Artificial
Sulfites (Sulfur Dioxide) Preservative, Color Retention
TBHG (Tertiary Butylhydroquinone) Preservative, Sequestrant
Tetrasodium EDTA Preservative, Sequestrant
Trans Fats, Artificial A Component Of Hydrogenated Fats
Vanillin Flavor – Artificial
Vegetable Mono And Diglycerides Stablizer, Texturizer, Preservative