Be Careful What You Buy – Plastic Rice Is Spreading Across Asia
The world was recently shocked by a new discovery. The media announced that fake eggs appeared on the market in China. Still, this doesn’t end here. Besides the eggs, another “excellent” product appeared – fake rice. This rice was said to be made of plastic. Yes, you read it well, and that’s why we also recommend that you also read carefully through the labels of the products you buy.
According to local Asian media, the fake rice first appeared in China, but rumor has it that the origins of the plastic rice are in Kerala, and it was later distributed to India, Indonesia and Vietnam. The rice sold is a combination of real, natural rice and a plastic one and it is sold under popular brand names. This is what makes it difficult for the buyers to avoid purchasing hazardous products. Consumers who have bought the plastic rice reported digestion issues which they have had after eating a serving of the fake rice.
The content of the fake rice includes potatoes, sweet potatoes and resin, which has a toxic effect on the gastrointestinal system. The media announced disturbing news – this rice has been on the market for a long time, and it has been first noticed in Shaanxi and Taiyuan. The difference between the natural and the artificial rice is not visible and that’s how people are tricked into buying this dangerous product.
The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based industry deny that this kind of rice is being produced in their country, but they say that they cannot guarantee that it hasn’t been imported in the country and that it isn’t being sold in the small grocery stores.
How can you determine whether the rice you are buying is not artificial?
According to experts, it is almost impossible to make a difference between real and artificial rice while buying it. Still, there is something you can do so that you can establish the nature of the product. The best method for finding out is cooking the rice.
The artificial rice has a specific taste, quite different from the taste of the natural one. Another way of finding out is burning some amount of rice in order to see whether the rice you’ve bought is a real one. The artificial rice burns just as the plastic does when exposed to high temperature.
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