The biggestrice producer of in the world is China, with over 200 tons of rice per year, and rice is extremely harmful because of the plastic content, as it was reported by Korean Times.
The report indicates the Chinese rice companies are selling fake rice which is made out of plastic and potato starch, and just steamed with rice aroma. Thenthis rice is mixed with the organic one to mislead the customers.
This situation triggered a further investigation with the aim to discover whether these claims are true, or not.Unfortunately, the findings were shocking!
The Chinese rice contained as much plastic as one small plastic bag. Yet, there are several differences between the two types and those can help you spot the artificial one. Here are some:
Test 1: Water
You need to pour a tablespoon of the rice in one glass of water. If the rice is falling to the bottom, it is organic.
Test 2: Fire
Light a couple of rice kernels, and if they are not burning, they are organic. While the opposite case is going to indicate that the rice is fake.
Test 3: Mortar and pestle
Crush a few rice grains, and if they’re organic, the rice will turn into a white powder, and if you notice yellow stains, it is not natural rice.
Test 4: Mold
You should cook some rice in water and transfer it to some plastic container. Leave it in a sunny spot for a couple of days, and in case you notice mold afterward, the rice is organic.
These tests are very simple and easy to try, and they will help you protect your health and detect the origin of the rice that you intend to consume.