RED ALERT: This Is How You Spot Harmful Bleach And Chemical Laden Garlic From China

Believe it or not, the garlic you buy from the grocery store or is in the food you get at a restaurant is probably from China.

This is an awful thing!

According to Epoch Times, “64,876 tons of dried, fresh, or chilled garlic, were imported from China in 2014… About a third of the garlic in the United States comes from China.”

Our garlic isn’t coming from California anymore, it is being imported from China. Quality control is a big issue, but it pales in comparison to how and where this garlic is grown.

Many Chinese farmers use pesticides that are illegal to use for farming purposes in China. “An undercover magazine reporter investigating in the area found that many vegetable farmers used phorate and parathion, two pesticides banned by the government, to irrigate the crops to save time and effort.” (Epoch Times) Both phorate and parathion have been labeled HIGHLY TOXIC POISONS.

China’s pollution problem and soil is also a cause for concern. “An official government report in 2014 showed that nearly a fifth of China’s soil is contaminated by heavy metals like cadmium and arsenic as well as unhealthy amounts of pesticides and fertilizers. Severe pollution has tainted all of China’s major rivers with large amounts of industrial chemicals and household waste.” (Epoch Times)

How to Spot Chinese Garlic

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Everyone should be worried about consuming garlic from China. It just is not safe. So when buying garlic at a grocery store, look for these things:

  • If it has roots and a stem, it is safe. China will cut these off before they ship them to save weight.
  • Safe garlic is heavier and more bulbous. Imported garlic from China is lighter.
  • Garlic with a richer taste is more likely from California and not imported from China. According to Food Reference, California-grown garlic measured a 40 out of 40 in brix flavor measurement while Chinese garlic only measured 28 out of 40.
However, the best way to make sure you are eating safe garlic is to buy from local farmers or grow it yourself.

If you are interested in growing your own garlic, check out the video below:

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31 comments
Suzanne - October 9, 2015

So…tasting is a way to tell?

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    John Birmingham - October 27, 2015

    For years the light-weightedness of these cloves have been readily discernible, and the missing root fibers and top are obvious
    The taste of the Chinese garlic seems to me to vary in pungency from clove to clove
    I live in east central China, and I prefer to grow my own garlic, and also various other vegetables on my rooftop patio

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Ricardo - October 10, 2015

I’m in Australian and just checked out our Minced Garlic in the fridge and sure enough it is a product of China! You’re right tho, grow your own it’s not that hard!

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Vickie Smith - October 10, 2015

dang our farmers market is closed for the year now….

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Kat Martindale - October 10, 2015

We buy local grown garlic whenever we can. This summer I bought a LOT of elephant garlic from a local grower, cleaned it and put it in a jar with oil that is in the fridge that should last through the end of the year.

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stronghealthyandfree - October 11, 2015

This entire fear-mongering technique (an old practice of the pharmaceutical industry) of “everything from China is contaminated” needs to stop. Yes there have been products from China that were found to be high in heavy metals (arsenic, cadmium etc). Yes some were found to be farmed with banned pesticides. Meanwhile the GMO epidemic rages on all over the world but only ‘toxic garlic from China’ makes its to the top list.

Heavy metals, toxins and pesticides are everywhere. Our air is full of crap and so are our water supply and our food. Focus on eating a healthier diet first by removing all processed foods and then worry if your garlic is from China or India.

A healthy system CAN successfully remove toxins and poisons better than you think. You should only be worried if you consume 3 kgs of garlic on a daily basis.

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    TheFlash - October 11, 2015

    @Nick Sigma S.H.F , “Agreed.”.

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    Bart Bekkema - October 12, 2015

    you clearly don’t know shit about china

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      John Birmingham - October 27, 2015

      @bartbekkema:disqus Wonderful analogy, a wildly unsupported, hyperbolic and extemporaneous concept which you’ve presented in short-order fashion.
      Do you work for the US government?

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    Jeff - October 12, 2015

    The degree of contamination of the air, water and soil cannot be imagined unless you’ve been there. Additionally, China garlic has not been properly cured– it’s been heat dried which does not allow for proper storage and retention of the healthy chemicals locally grown garlic offers.

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Alexandra Sasha Novikova - October 11, 2015

Yes, its crazy, few months ago, i bought garlic and after i read on the label, it was made in China, and when i cut some in the hot plate of rice…i see how it started to change colour into bright turquoise, im not joking! But a good thing i didn’t die, but i suppose it can cause some allergies, so i just stop eating garlic at all, anyways ancient yogis didn’t eat garlic, only used it like medecine, because they thought it too heavy for the mind, and prevents clear vision. Blessings to all, peace!

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    Tim Lim - July 30, 2016

    It’s cause of the water you used for the rice.Garlic contains sulfur compounds that might react with copper to form copper sulfate, a blue or blue-green compound. The amount of copper needed for this reaction is very small and is frequently found in normal water supplies.

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Kim Collins - October 12, 2015

This is ABSOLUTELTY ABSURD AND RIDICULOUS! This article is a Red herring spreading black propaganda about China to not buy their products but to stick with the POISONED US grown Monstanto and GMO grown garbage that is produced in the US. They are working fulltime destroying the population with bad information and misinformation to avoid the truth. Monsanto and Syngenta must be destroyed and disintergrated!

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    Jeff - October 12, 2015

    As an organic garlic producer who lived in China for three years, this is absolutely NOT absurd or ridiculous. Monsanto and Syngenta do not control garlic seed but we do agree that they must be carefully watched and expunged from our food supply.

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    Moneybox - October 14, 2015

    I won’t buy it…why the hell should I Kim?????

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    whoselineisitanyway - November 6, 2016

    Gee, how many people will lose their jobs, Kim Collins.
    STFU “B”

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Mukiibi Robert - October 12, 2015

Well this must be an ignorant writter, you do not irrigate crops with pesticides but you spray them with pesticides

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Yvonne Forsman - October 12, 2015

Buy Wild Oats organic garlic spice!

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Dominic Thorrington - October 13, 2015

“Garlic with a richer taste is more likely from California and not imported from China”

Surely testing toxicity by consumption is counterproductive?

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Moneybox - October 14, 2015

…so why are you so concerned Kim? Where do your interests lie?

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Moneybox - October 14, 2015

lol from what I read here it is you, Kim Collins, who’s the internet troll

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Yams - November 19, 2015

How to spot Chinese garlic full of harmful chemicals: taste it.
BRILLIANT.

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Gen Jen - May 26, 2016

Me likes some Chinese garlic especially when loaded with chemicals, I think china chemicals are much better than American chemicals. My dick as grown an extra 12 inches since eating nothing but Chinese garlic, my woman loves it but she is a bit put off when it glows in the dark………….

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Ozziejorge - May 27, 2016

My question would be: “Have there been test carried out on imported garlic bulbs and has there been found ANY such contamination???
In Australia we had an ad like this … and my experience has been that I HAVE grown WHITE garlic … whereas we were told by the ad that only PURPLE garlic is natural.
Also, can you imagine the amount of bleach needed (Chlorine??) to whiten a bulb .. the smell of the bleach, and the amount of washing necessary to remove all trace?
Besides … in between the cloves, the tissue is still WHITE …. not purple????
LOAD OF BULL!!!

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Gomma - September 25, 2016

Yeah, like this luxury applies to most people: “buy from local farmers or grow it yourself.” Folks with deep pockets aside, we’re all pretty much fucked at this point. Just about everything we consume is contaminated, toxic, unnatural, poison. It’s almost as if the corporate funded, government approved FDA wants to poison the oblivious population. We’re all guinea pigs. Most folks could care less. ‘Merica.

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Jeonghun Lee - November 6, 2016

How you spot? Most of garlic in market or supermarket has no stem, so not easy to spot the difference. Heavier? How can we know that? We are not a scale! Richer taste? How can u taste it before buying?

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Glickman - November 6, 2016

Ah …so US government is corrupt. Monsanto GMO blah. FEDs are corrupt but CHINA …China is pure as the driven snow …

STFU KIM !!!!

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Dave Charles - November 6, 2016

I am not sure what is worse, someone that is sharing information on his facts/experience or the people making comments that are vulgar and clearly do not know how to respect people. THEY MUST BE VOTING FORM TRUMP!

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    eddie333 - November 6, 2016

    It’s those evil Trump voters again. Or maybe it’s that deranged Tea Party. Or maybe it’s the Russians, the left’s latest scapegoat.

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nrob - November 6, 2016

the hardest part of growing garlic is putting it in the ground

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eddie333 - November 6, 2016

I doubt the Fed would care to warn the American people about toxic garlic from China. The Fed could not care less about us consuming toxic food. The Fed would love to see a smaller population–and death by poisoned food is certainly a convenient way to lower the population–and they would love to see an even higher trade deficit.

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