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Viral: Man dips leafy veggies in 'Chemical Solution' - watch what happens next

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 21st March, 2023 06:45:20 PM
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Vegetable vendors sometimes resort to suspicious methods to sell their wares. This is not news to us. Many of us are aware that they use harmful chemicals to make items look more appealing. Sometimes, we even tend to avoid vegetables that look too perfect to be natural. This is because our experiences tell us that unnatural means were probably behind such a result. Recently, a clip supposedly showing such food adulteration has gone viral.

The food in question? A type of green leafy vegetable. This is no surprise since green leafy vegetables are often contaminated to make them look "fresher." They are commonly used as ingredients and garnish only when they look lush green.

The video was shared by Twitter user Amit Thadhani (@amitsurg). He mentioned that the original source was a LinkedIn post by Devarajan Rajagopalan. He captioned it, "A two-minute real-life horror story." In the video, we see a man dipping a bunch of stale-looking leaves in a liquid solution. He then removes them from the supposed chemical solution and keeps them aside to dry. After a few seconds, the camera zooms in to show the leaves 'opening' up and thus looking as if freshly plucked. Watch the full video here:

The video has received more than 470K views on Twitter and more than 2K reactions on LinkedIn. Users began to comment on their take on the issue of food adulteration. Some claimed that the solution was harmless, but others felt convinced that the liquid was hazardous to health.

Source: NDTV