6 Foods/Drinks banned abroad but not in India

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By: Kirti Arora

We love food. Don’t we all? In different shapes, forms and textures, food makes life flavourful (literally). However what’s surprising is that there are a few certain food items that we enjoy in India but are banned in many foreign countries. Let’s take a look at them.

1. Ghee

Ghee

Indian mothers love slathering rotis with ghee. Call it love or to enhance the nutritive value of food. But you will be surprised to know that Food and Drug Administration has banned ghee in America as the bottles/ jars rarely display the contents of ghee or clarified butter.

 

2. Jelly Sweets

Jelly-Sweets1

The colorful sparkly sweets are very attractive and children in India can be seen chewing them. Though outside India, they are banned as they can cause choking.

 

3. Ketchup

Ketchup

We agree that ketchup can enhance the flavor of any cuisine. But in France, things are different. When the government noticed teenagers consuming too much ketchup, they decided to ban it as it was masking the taste of the traditional food.

 

4. Red Bull

Red-Bull

Indians love drinking Red Bull at any time of the day. Want to drive away blues? Have a red Bull. Want to study overnight? Red Bull will keep you awake. Meanwhile, outside India, Red Bull is banned as it can cause heart problems, depression and hypertension.

 

5. Raw Milk

Raw-Milk

Boiled, raw or flavored…In India, we drink milk in all its variants. However, consumption of raw milk is banned in other countries except for India due to the presence of germs and microbes.

 

6. Kinder Joy

kinder-Joy

Kinder Surprise, the bigger variant of Kinder Joy, is banned in America. The toy inside the egg-structure is considered to be a choking hazard.

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