How to know Toxic or Formalin free fruits and food items & how to remove it?
When we go to the market to buy fruit, then only one question in mind, is it toxic or formalin free fruits and food items? Due to such doubt, we would like to refrain from eating the fruit. There is only one fear, because? The World Health Organization (WHO) has set the acceptable level for human body zero point 15 ppm of toxic or formalin. The Metropolitan, BSTI and Consumer Rights Protection Department has invented the tolerable limit of ppm. Which is almost 14 times higher than the international standard!
Food Safety Act (013) 3
It is used in the process in anti-formalin raids of foods. It is mentioned, for the health of harmful chemicals (such as calcium carbide, toxic or formalin, sodium cyclamen), pesticides (DDT, PCB oil) or any other toxic can not be mixed in food and such foods can’t be reserved, marketing, or sold.
According to various organizations
To make toxic or formalin free fruits and food items or to get rid of from Confusion and panic, Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) laboratory test results of samples didn’t found harmful levels of formalin. The company conducted a monitoring test on seasonal fruits. They tested the idea that, mango, apple, litchi, jackfruit, watermelon, lemon, papaya, pineapple, guava, apple, apple, wood apple and coral tree seasonal fruit, etc. can not be mixed toxic or formalin. The mango is mixed in the mixing of formalin, but it’s very small amounts. And if it can be washed thoroughly with water for 20-30 minutes before eating, then there is no fear.
Food Safety Laboratory of Institute of Public Health has tested 27 samples of the fruit. In 16 samples of mango, 6 samples of litchi and banana, and a sample of Malta, dates, grapes, apples have been tested. The presence of formaldehyde was found in these samples.
The commentary of Panna Waheed
a checker of Food Safety Laboratory commented that There is no reason to avoid the eating seasonal fruits due to fear of formalin. More toxic or formalin than tested levels is not obtained. However, those who want to be more careful, they can eat formalin free fruits and food items after washing well with Water.
You can remove the formalin from food sitting at home by the following ways:
- To remove it from the fish, soak the fish body in cold water for at least 1 hour. The examination shows that the fish body becomes 61 percent formalin free.
- A more effective way is to have at least 1 hour in salt water before you cook it. the fish will be reduced about 90% of the amount of toxic or formalin.
- A more effective method is to wash the fish with the water obtained after washing rice for the first time while you wash rice after that wash it with ordinary tap water. Near about 70% toxic or formalin will be gone with this system.
- Before eating any fruit just soak it into the salt mixed slight warm water for 10 minutes. As a result, nearly 98% formalin is eliminated (Tested). At present in our country, a large amount of formalin is being mixed into dried fish. To remove toxic or formalin from dried fish exactly the above same approach should be followed. In this way formalin must be eliminated, as well the flavor of the fish will be increased.
- Many times, the toxic or formalin is to be used through spray especially on mango and lychee. So refrain from buying dark or bright colored fruits.
- The most effective system to get formalin free fruits and food items ingredient are vinegar. First, mix a cup of vinegar into one liter of water. Keep the vegetables, fruits or fish into vinegar mixed water for 15- 20 minutes. Then wash it well with ordinary water. This method can be used to remove around 98% formalin from food and food ingredients.