List of 10 food products from China to be avoided that are filled with plastic and pesticides.
China is incredibly important in the modern world, and apart from its incredible tradition and specific, delicious cuisine, it also manufactures numerous products we need and use daily.
Yet, its industry has been under the public eye recently, due to the deficiency of standards, and people have started to avoid Chinese imported products. Namely, there have been some outrageously cheap Chinese products on the market, full of toxic ingredients, and these have been sold in the United States and all over the world.
We will reveal 10 Chinese illegal foods that you should avoid, as they are rich in dangerous toxins, and are commonly shipped from the other side of the world:
The ginseng root as a popular medicinal plant, and it has been commonly used in China for over three millennia.
Its prices have been raised rapidly, so numerous ginseng tried to find a way to make a profit and started boiling it in sugar, in order to make the root heavier. Wei Feng, a Chinese medicine expert from the National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC), claims that it is a major issue, not only the retailers are ripping off the customers, but also because this procedure actually removes the nutritional values.
He found that the natural ginseng has 20% content of sugar, and the fake one includes up to 70% sugar, and it highly harmful for health.
Fake green peas
Reports claim that fake peas have been produced from the Hunan province, China, in 2005.
The story published in a local newspaper claimed that these peas were hard even after boiling, and turned the water unnatural green color
Manufacturers profited hugely by these peas, and investigation found that one of these illegal workshops were producing fake peas for 3 years, and was then shut down.
Fake peas were made of snow peas and soybeans, with the addition of green dye and sodium metabisulfite, which served as a preservative and bleach. This dye is banned due to its properties which cause cancer and also inhibit the ability of the body to absorb calcium.
Sang Liwei, a Beijing-based food safety expert, claims that this product was also used in Hunan and Guangdong before. According to him, Chinese officials only label a case a food safety incident when at least one person dies due to it, so potential adverse effects of such products and the misuse of additives are not labeled, nor banned.
There are some instructional videos on Chinese websites which show a way to make $70 a day by producing and selling fake eggs. These fake eggs contain harmful ingredients, including Gelatin, Alginic Acid, Calcium Chloride, water, Potassium Alum, and artificial color.
They eggshells are made from Calcium Carbonate, and the consumption of these eggs leads to memory loss and dementia.
Fake Sweet Potato Noodles
The Chinese authorities found that a facility located in Zhongshan city, China, which produced at least 5.5 tons of fake noodles. Numerous people complained about the strange taste of the sweet potato noodles.
The investigation of the authorities found that these noodles consisted of corn with an industrial ink, which provided a purple color, and paraffin wax.