The following packet bought from Tesco, penang on 4th July 2010. Just be aware!!! Tot its good to know ya.... For those who like to eat junk food, or who are in the habit of buying junk food for your children, 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 andstarchy in taste. Green peas contains twice the protein of mostvegetable, so they are a healthier substitute for meat. Threequarters cup of peas provides 6 grams of protein, plus thiamine,riboflavin, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and 645units 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. Symptoms 1. Stomach irritation, pain or acidity. 2. Urine turns to light green color. 3. Mild head ache.
News paper reference: China daily http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-03/31/content_9664992.htm
D. Bharath Reddy Research scholar Centre for drug research USM, Pulau Penang Malaysia 11800.