- 11 Sep 2018
Supermarket vs Pasar Segar
1. Fresh from the Farms and Sea, daily.Supermarket:
Supermarkets buys in bulk and keep the produce in chiller and freezer rooms. It takes a full day of processing and distribution to reach the intended branch. So by the time you get your produce, its already a day pass.
The produce you buy at a Pasar Segar will last you a lot longer because it was bought the morning that it is plucked or caught and delivered to you on the same day.
2. Which saves you more?
Supermarkets buys in bulk which could reduce prices, and yet it always seem high unless its a clearance sale. Why? the high costs of running a fully air-conditioned supermarket, staff and other high costs that is directly transferred to you.
As we buy daily and fresh, Pasar Segar gets at market value and direct from the farm and fisheries. And we don't have to worry about higher costs of operations like a supermarket. Thats why we can keep passing the savings to you!
3. Are there any GMO and Chlorine used?
Most supermarkets have a say in which vendors they allow in, and often, they’re the ones who produce their goods in a manner that offers a better bottomline. This means possible high growth turnover and more GMO in its products to support this type of bulk farming. So, if you are wondering about why the chicken, seafood and meat looks so clean and fresh in supermarkets, well, the main thing is that chlorine is used to wash these produce to keep it lasting longer on the shelves. How do you think the chicken can lasts up to 3 days on the shelf? Its the chlorine that washes the bacteria and smell away, which in turn makes the produce be lined with this harmful chlorine.
As we buy daily and direct from fisheries, we get access to GMO-free and Chlrorine-free produce on a daily basis. So that our customers always gets fresh and clean produce.
4. Is it more nutritious?
There’s a lot of GMO & pesticides that are used in food grown on a commercial farm because it has been gassed to ripen, or been modified to travel far. When produce has to travel, that becomes the main concern for its producers and buyers - the Supermarkets.
When you shop at Pasar Segar, the only thing we are concerned about is, quality. As we source and buy direct from ports and pesticide friendly farms, you can be assured that the produce we buy are fresh and safe for consumption on a daily basis.
5. Who has in-season produce, daily?
One of the most expensive types of produce to purchase is produce that isn’t in season. As supermarkets buy in bulk, they often have huge quantities of leftovers sitting on the shelf, lowering their prices.
When we buy daily and direct, we buy the produce that are just coming out, so you’ll probably get a deal on red snapper immediately because the catch was exceptionally good on that day.
So you decide which works for your family and get working on a healthier life with healthier food.