China is popular for the numerous fake and cheap products that are sold all over the world. These products lack quality and contain dangerous substances more often than not.
Here’s a list of 10 illegal Chinese products that you should definitely avoid:
Some Chinese websites offer instruction on how to make $70 a day by making and selling fake eggs. The chemicals used in the production are potassium alum, alganic acid, gelatin, calcium chloride, water and artificial coloring, while the eggs shells are made from calcium carbonate. These are dangerous compounds which may lead to memory loss and dementia.
- Baby formula
47 people were accused of producing fake baby formula in 2004 after their product caused the deaths of dozens of children in China. The formula was lacking in nutrients and made the children’s heads swell while destroying their bodies.
- Tilapia fish
Tilapia is a commonly farmed fish in China. However, the fish is full of toxins and heavy metals and considered the unhealthiest piece of fish ever! Tilapia eats anything, and although Chinese farmers don’t let their children near the pools where the fish is kept, it is constantly finding its way to markets all over the world.
- Chinese apple juice
About 50% of all apple juice sold in the USA comes from China. China produces the biggest amount of pesticides on Earth, and most of these residues end up in every piece of fruit or vegetable growing there. We recommend avoiding commercial apple juice and making your own at home.
- Mold sold as black pepper
Recently, a vendor in a Chinese store collected mold and sold it as black pepper, while selling white pepper made out of flour. Gross, right? The owners excuse was simple – he didn’t think that it would kill people!
The sale of Chinese chicken in America was approved in 2013 by the US Department of Agriculture, which caused an outrage among many experts. They believe that the meat is full of pesticides and consider it highly dangerous.
- Fake sweet potatoes and noodles
Recently, a factory from the city of Zhongshan in China produced more than 5 tons of fake noodles which managed to find their way to the market. After some people reported their sweet potato noodles tasting strange, an investigation was launched and it revealed that the product was made out of corn and industrial ink used to give the noodles color.
- Making beef out of pork
Pork is really cheap in China, which is why many restaurants sell it instead of beef. However, they marinate the meat in beef extract and glazing agent first, which is why doctors are suggesting that everyone needs to avoid Chinese pork.
- Chinese garlic
Chinese garlic is often sprayed with chemicals in order to grow bigger. However, ingesting these chemicals can cause serious diseases including cancer! If you think you’re safe in the USA, have in mind that we import 31% of all garlic from China.
- Green peas
Now here’s a crazy story…in 2005, fake green peas made out of snow peas, soy beans, green dye and sodium metabisulfite were found in a facility in China. The green dye is banned as it has been found to cause cancer and other serious diseases. The peas didn’t soften in water which turned green when boiled due to the presence of the dangerous green dye.
Chinese food is literally the worst you can eat – the country produces so much pesticides that a big amount ends up in their food supplies. It’s also one of the most polluted countries in the world, and the toxic air makes things even worse. Buy your food from local organic farmers which you can trust and avoid buying fresh fruit and vegetables from markets as they sell mostly Chinese products.