3. Fake Green Peas
The authorities seized fake peas in Hunan almost a decade ago. The local media reported that even after boiling them, the peas remained hard. The water they had been boiled in had also turned green. The fake peas contained the following ingredients: Soy beans, Snow peas, Green dye, Sodium metabisulfite ( a preservative).
The metabisulfite is a known carcinogenic and that’s not all: there’s a lot of talk going around about the safety of consuming food dyes (2). Chinese authorities refuse to crackdown on these fake products until someone dies, but that doesn’t mean that these peas should be on anyone’s plate. via China