Diwali is almost here and your preparations are on for the festive season. From cleaning the house to making some scrumptious dainties, there is so much to do. The best thing about the festival is the oodles of sweets that are prepared at homes, served to the goddess and exchanges between neighbours. But do you know you are actually eating harmful metals in the name of delicious sweets?
Vegetarian lobbyists claim that the silver foils that are rolled over your favourite sweets contain animal fats and parts of animal intestines. In fact, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India imposed a ban on the use of these foils on food items after it was found that the product is adulterated with aluminium and other harmful metals. In spite of that, the use of the foil is rampant in the country and gets a boost especially during the time of festivals.
With no clear demarcations made by the manufacturers on whether the product is vegetarian or non-vegetarian, the situation gets more difficult. In the next slides we will tell you what is all the hullaballoo related to these edible foils and how to check whether you are eating silver or some other metal when you are eating sweets this Diwali