We all love watermelons, but there is a warning that all consumers should consider. Perhaps you have noticed some unusual big kiwis and watermelon on the shelves recently. Farmers in China are using chemicals increasingly growth in order to make more money for improved weight, which is why the largest base of fruit in China has fallen into a scandal. Many other countries that are major producers of these fruits in the world are the use of chemicals.
The MSNBC reported that Chinese regulations do not prohibit the use of the substance, as it is also allowed in the US for use in grapes and kiwis. Moreover, it has been discovered that a dozen farmers and 115 acres of watermelon were affected, around Danyang. Farmers again cut fruit and feed the pigs and fish.
Agriculture experts say that farmers spray a growth accelerator forchlorfenuron during wet-weather makes melons explode. This accelerator is used in grapes raisins and kiwi in Europe, Canada, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico, Israel, Egypt, Chile and the US
* * Forcholferunon
If you did not know, forcholferunon is a cytokinin, a substance delays cell death and promotes cell division. Acts on septins, the key factors in cell division, mitosis, which results in larger fruit and exploding. When manufacturers apply excess of this accelerator, which stimulates cells to divide rapidly and this is a cancer-like function.
As a result, larger fruit is produced, but excess growth does not bring adequate nutrients, which makes the stability of the fruit and its nutritional quality to deteriorate.
according to the Information Sheet Pesticide Environmental Protection Agency US forchlorfenuron causes increased mortality in rats tested, wasting, stunting and inflammation.
most of the watermelon have been treated this way wholesale markets, so the telltale signs are misshapen and fibrous fruits and seeds instead of black color is white.
How to recognize a fruit that has been grown with chemicals accelerating growth?
the first obvious signs that the fruit has been treated in this way is that it is lack of flavor. Although it seems ripe and plump, it tastes bad because growth accelerators drain flavor, while making it grow faster. natural grown vegetables or fruits taste better because the taste comes with time and is a sign of maturity. Many green vegetables and fruits are virtually tasteless.
may be recognized watermelon treated with forchlorfenuron because it is a very large and bright color and the flesh is white rather than dark red.
There are also other signs as white instead of black seeds and fibrous, misshapen fruit, etc.
But this is for regular watermelons, seedless because they have small white seeds.