First there were artificial eggs in China and now the plastic rice. Devastating news hit the world, revealing the truth about false rice marketed in Asia.
The mainstream media in the world have confirmed this news as rumors began to spread on Facebook and WhatsApp. Some time ago, the media revealed the truth about artificial eggs sold in China, and now they reveal the truth about the existence of the plastic rice. We advise you to be very careful about what you buy and especially to read the label on the products.
According to Asian local media, this type of rice appeared in the Southern Indian state Kerala. It is said that it is native to China but has spread to other Asian countries, including India, Indonesia and Vietnam.
The worst is that this “fake plastic rice” is mixed with normal rice and can be found in some famous brands. So it becomes more difficult to detect and avoid them. People who have used this type of rice say they have had stomach problems.
According to experts, this rice is made from a mixture of potatoes, sweet potatoes and synthetic resin. It can damage the digestive system, overloading the body with toxins and may even poison you. According to media reports, it has been on the market for a long time, first appearing in Taiyuan Shaanxi. It looks like normal rice and many people do not check what they are buying.
The Ministry of Agriculture and the Malaysian agribusiness strongly deny these rumors and say that rice is perfectly consumable. However, they add that even if their production line is secure, it is possible that this fake rice has landed in their country through imports and is likely to be sold in small shops and not in supermarkets.
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Can we avoid this “fake rice”?
Although it is very difficult to recognize this rice in stores, you can check the quality in your home. When cooked, the rice remains hard and tastes different than the real rice. Similarly, when exposed to high heat, it burns like plastic.