Friday, December 17, 2010

Fake green peas (kacang hijau)

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.


          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: 

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).


Research scholar
Centre for drug research
USM, Pulau Penang


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