Fake Cumin Seeds

Delhi: Ever heard about fake Cumin seeds? We heard about the rackets dealing with adulterated milk and oil, Recently in Delhi’s Bawana area police found a racket with fake Cumin seeds, Delhi police arrested them with 485 bags of fake Cumin seeds.

In the police investigation it was found that they mix stone dust, semolina and grass paste and create cumin seeds which actually look real and they mix up with the 50% of the real cumin seeds, the other 50% is adulterated cumin seeds.

The chemicals and dyes used in colouring fake Cumin seeds are carcinogenic and can cause cancer. Mud and cement coating on cumin can cause kidney diseases.

-Shailaja Palakurla

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