Saturday, October 09, 2010

Beware of fake green peas

Source :  Muslim Consumer
For those who like to eat junk food, or who are in the habit of buying junk food for your children, or serves it for Hari Raya, please take note of this.  Looks like there is no “safe” food left in the market.

Green peas are green rounded pea seeds that are sweet and starchy in taste. Green peas contains twice the protein of most vegetable, so they are a healthier substitute for meat. Three quarters cup of peas provides 6 grams of protein, plus thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and 645 units of vitamin A.

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Unfortunately most of food industries in developing nations cheating the customers with fake greens peas which are prepared from toxic chemicals (dyes). These industries preparing the green peas form brown peas (cheaper) by soaking them in dye solution for overnight.

All these chemicals have been banned by US food and drug administration in 1974 itself. Frequent consumption of fake green peas leads to colon and bladder cancer.

All these fake green peas banned in US, Canada, all European countries and other developed countries.

Identification of fake green peas:

1.   Put the peas in boil water for 30 seconds, water turns to green color.

2.   After consumption check your tongue to observe green color stains and light bitter in taste.


1.   Stomach irritation, pain or acidity.
2.   Urine turns to light green color.
3.   Mild head ache.

Case study by
D. Bharath Reddy:

I am a common person too and not aware of these things. After consumption of fake green peas I got stomach pain,with a little bit common sense I observed my tongue which having green stains.

The following packet bought from Tesco, penang on 4th July 2010.



As a responsible chemist I started analysis of above mentioned peas in laboratory I find the toxic chemicals (green dyes).

News paper reference:

China daily

D. Bharath Reddy
Research scholar
Centre for drug research
USM, Pulau Penang
Malaysia 11800.

Make aware of this whoever you know.........please forward, it costs nothing.


Kuwe said...

err. eh. tapi ada kan jajan setail kacang buncis ni. kaler hijau jugak tu. comfirm fake juga.

urine kaler hijau? nice.

dnasura said...

mmg banyak kat pasaraya/gerai2 yang jual jajan mcm ni. tapi sebelum beli tu tengok la tanda halal kat packaging. klu halal tulis sendiri ngan men tampal je elok la hindarkan..

hehe sebab tu pesan...

A.J said...

good info.
ada pulak fake..aduiii