Is it safe to eat Chinese garlic? Dubai Municipality clarifies

Is it safe to eat Chinese garlic? Dubai Municipality clarifies

Chinese garlic could lead to death, the rumours suggested.



By Web Report

Published: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 10:08 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 May 2019, 9:02 AM

The Dubai Municipality has responded to the circulating rumours regarding the danger of consuming white Chinese garlic in the UAE. 
The rumour alleges that the spice is injected with a chemical called methyl bromide that attacks the nervous and respiratory system, even causing death in some cases. 
The chemical is reportedly used on the garlic to retain the herb for a longer time and acquire its white color. 

 
 
 
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Dubai Municipality denied the rumour on Instagram, stating that it was not based on any scientific evidence or official sources. 
It also added that methyl bromide is used to control insects and fungus in agricultural soil and its health effects are limited to inhalation or skin exposure. 
Dubai Municipality stressed that it properly inspects all imported and local food shipments to ensure that it is fit for human consumption. 


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