Natural and Organic foods, in New Iberia, are food products that are available in the most natural state for consumption. Organic foods are produced and sold using methods that do not promote use of synthetics and chemical food additives. The terms 'natural' and 'organic' are often used interchangeably; but in reality, there is a difference between the two. Both natural and organic foods are devoid of chemical substances, but organic foods are prepared under strict regulations. The use of chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents, chemical food additives are strictly prohibited in case of organic foods. In New Iberia labeling of food as 'natural' is discouraged as it is hard to find any legal definition of natural foods as such. On the other hand, food labeled as 'organic' is genuine, as they undergo stringent processing rules. At best, natural foods and fruits are known to be those that may be consumed raw, in their most natural state.
There are many supermarkets and stores in New Iberia where natural and organic foods are sold. Organic foods in New Iberia have good nutritional value as compared to natural foods.