If you go to the market to buy spices you will find the funnel seeds and cardamoms died green, color is also added to fenugreek (Methi Dana), Pistachio and even Kalongi (Onion Seeds) are colored in black. Coloring agents used in all these spices are not permitted food colors, also similar coloring agents are used to color pulses and peas. Papaya seeds are mixed with black pepper, camel feed is mixed with cumin, and corn fibers are colored to be sold as saffron. Besides all that Kerosene oil is used to peel garlic and now according to this news report ginger and other vegetables are being washed in acid to make them look fresh and clean.
All the things mentioned above are highly dangerous to health and still they are an unavoidable part of our daily diet. Who is responsible for preparing this unhealthy Mix and allowing it to be sold openly in our local markets ?