Beware, China Is Making Rice from Plastic – Here’s How to Spot It

You need to know that we all need to watch what we are eating. Why? Well, because what we eat has an impact on our general health. This means that we shouldn’t consume too much cholesterol, fat, and sugar. Also this is very important for you to know – we are reading the ingredients label and we try to make healthy food choices.

You are going to be shocked when we tell you about a scary trend that is coming from China! Well yes, on the word of the report, they are apparently making rice from plastic! This is very bad, since we all know that plastic is not part of any diet!

The experts claim that the fake rice substitute is made from sweet potatoes, potatoes and a synthetic resin (also known as plastic). When the ingredients mix, they form grains that resemble rice. It’s then sprayed with a chemical fragrance to make it smell like an expensive brand of rice that is called Wuchang rice.

This means that you should be very careful, because it’s really hard to tell the difference between the actual rice and the plastic rice. The fake rice is not sold in the U.S., but it’s sold in other countries.

However, don’t worry, because in this article we are going to show you some tips on how you can be sure that your rice is the real deal:

  • First option is to soak the rice in water! How this works? The real rice will sink in a glass of water, and the fake one will float.
  • This is also very useful – you can put cooked rice on the counter for a few days, if it molds it’s real – if no mold forms, it’s not real rice.
  • Alternatively, you can do this – when you cook the rice, if you notice a thick layer on top of the water, it’s probably fake rice.
  • A flame held by fake rice is going to emit a plastic aroma, and it’s going to burn like plastic would. And, one last thing – don’t forget to watch the following video to see the tests in action.
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