RED ALERT: This Is How You Spot HARMFUL Bleach And Chemical Laden Garlic From China
By Kirsten Cowart
Most of the garlic that you eat at a restaurant and buy at the store is probably from China.
However, if you are trying to stay healthy and avoid dangerous chemicals, then eating garlic from china isn’t helping you one bit.
According to the Epoch Times, “64,876 tons of dried, fresh, or chilled garlic were imported from China in 2014… About a third of the garlic in the United States comes from China.”
Unfortunately, most of our garlic isn’t shipped out of California anymore and is actually coming straight from China. In China, quality control is a huge issue. Many Chinese farmers are using illegal and harmful pesticides to grow their crops.
“An undercover magazine reporter investigating in the area found that many vegetable farmers used phorate and parathion, two pesticides BANNED by the government, to irrigate the crops to save time and effort” (Epoch Times).
Parathion and phorate have been labeled Highly Toxic Poisons for some time – and for good reason.
Another major factor in the quality of the garlic in China is from the major pollution problem. The soil itself is toxic and is also a major health concern.
“An official government report in 2014 showed that nearly a fifth of China’s soil is contaminated by heavy metals like cadmium and arsenic as well as unhealthy amounts of pesticides and fertilizers. Severe pollution has tainted all of China’s major rivers with large amounts of industrial chemicals and household waste” (Epoch Times).
How To Spot Garlic From China
Everyone should make sure that they are not eating ANY garlic from China. They have bleach and other harmful chemicals in them and are dangerous to your health.
Next time you go shopping, look out for these signs:
1. If there are roots or a stem then it is safe. China makes sure to cut off the roots and stems so that they weigh less when shipped over the sea.
2. Garlic that is heavy and more bulbous is safer. Imported garlic is smaller and lighter.
3. Healthy homegrown garlic tastes richer and is most likely from California. On the big flavor measurement scale, homegrown garlic measures 40 out of 40, whereas garlic from China only measures a 28 out of 40.
4. The number one BEST way to make sure you are not getting garlic from china is to get it from a local farmer or to grow it yourself at home. If you are interested in growing your own garlic from home, check out this awesome video guide here.
Have any other thoughts or tips on how to be safe with garlic? Feel free to share in the comments below!
Kirsten Cowart is a writer and researcher that has worked in the spiritual, mental health and medical fields.Kirsten enjoys studying and experiencing the benefits of yoga, meditation, nutrition, herbalism, organic gardening and alternative health.She worked hard in 2014 losing over 40 lbs. and has since maintained a healthy lifestyle.Follow her to learn more about her journey on Twitter, Facebook & Youtube!
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