In the Indian subcontinent, use of spice up the cooking from the Mughal period. Different spices have different flavors and smells. Thereby, the taste of different flavors bringing from different spice to the food. Taste is the main ingredient, but nutritional value of spices is not less. It is a major food ingredient which combat gastric disorders, digestive problems, kidney disease, cardiovascular diseases and many more.
In the past, Spices was crushed and made suitable for cooking. Now we get spices as packaged food ingredient in the market. The condition of these spices is so miserable in the grip of dishonest people. Its taste and gravity is losing due to chemical and color effects and become dangerous for health. One of the very familiar spices of our kitchen is pepper powder used almost all foods, some traders mixed kaun and brick powder into it. This report is found from the research of BSTI Kaun, which is a type of grass known as bird food, it is being used in the name of spice.
The use of chemical and color in the spice has increased the threat. The color of dye chemical or brick powder is used in spices. Yellow color is used in making Turmeric powder. A report from the Consumer Association of Bangladesh is also known the use of gourd and coriander powder along with wood powder which poisoned the spices. In the trend of increasing weight, people adulterated the spices in different ways. On the other hand, the price of spices has increased by increasing the price of raw materials at a geometric rate. Cinnamon, cloves, bayleaf, jayaphol, red beans are being taken out of the existing essential oil and sold it at high price. The spices which are being given to us in the name of the spices are the shells and barks it does not contain taste and aroma. Less effective for Health.

These spices can lead to severe bowel problems, gastric, difficult diseases like ulcers even cancer. Dr. Md Jahidul Rahman says there is a problem of gastric for adulteration in the stomach and finally causes cancer. Even Hepatitis and kidney failure might happen.

Besides, spices are also made in damp environment, as well as bacterial and fungal germs. The risk of adulterated spice more for children than adults. It is interrupting the physical growth and mental development of children, reducing their immune system. The use of contaminated spice & food during pregnancy the child of her womb can be born with impaired and inferior. There is also the possibility of miscarriage and maternal complications.

To save us, we should find out safe sources of Food. Many people are not interested in buying organic vegetables, fish, meat and other food items due to high price, for them it saves huge medical cost. The habit of cultivating vegetables in the house or house roof can also keep you safe from adulterated food.

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