What’s more, according to an undercover magazine press reporter, a lot of veggie farmers add phorate and parathion for crop irrigation. These 2 pesticides are banned by the government. Unfortunately, they are labeled as ‘extremely hazardous toxins’.
An additional cause for concern is the high level of pollution in China. According to a government report from 2014, a fifth of China’s soil is polluted by heavy metals, fertilizers, and pesticides. China’s most significant rivers contain a huge amount of household waste and industrial chemicals.
How to recognize Chinese garlic
- Chinese garlic doesn’t have roots and stems, they cut it off prior in order to reduce weight
- Chinese garlic is lighter than healthy garlic
- Chinese garlic is poorer in taste than healthy garlic
All in all, the best way to be 100% sure that the garlic you and your family consume is healthy, is to buy it from local farmers or to grow it on your own.