Eat vegetarian food, refuse to “heart”
Morning News Does the vegetarian food purchased on the market definitely contain no animal ingredients?
Yesterday, the reporter learned from the 6th China International Food and Beverage Exhibition held by the New International Expo Center that the vegetarian diet has already prepared a vegetarian certification standard. Vegetarian foods with unqualified food content will not be labeled as vegetarian food.
銆€銆€It looks like pork belly, but it tastes only soy; it looks like fresh abalone, actually made with seaweed.
Yesterday, the reporter saw hundreds of imitation vegetarian diets in the healthy vegetarian culture professional exhibition area at the food exhibition. If there is no special introduction, it is difficult to distinguish them from the amaranth from the outside.
According to the professionals of vegetarian enterprises, the raw materials for the imitation of vegetarian food are konjac, soybean, seaweed, etc. In order to cater to the tastes of the citizens, the manufacturer not only treats vegetarian food like amaranth, but also looks as much as possible, such as using seaweed.The vegetarian abalone made of rubber has the same elasticity as the real abalone. In addition, because the seaweed tape has a certain seafood flavor, it can also make the vegetarian abalone close to the real abalone.
銆€銆€It takes a certain amount of production technology to make a vegetarian taste.
According to industry insiders, the imitation of vegetarian food is high in technology and short in shelf life, and its price is generally more expensive than real foraging.
Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that some merchants add animal products to vegetarian foods in order to reduce costs.
Last year, the Taiwan region conducted a market sampling test and found that 75% of the vegetarian foods sold in the Taiwan market may contain animal ingredients and became a “black heart vegetarian”.
銆€銆€At the food exhibition, many of the imitation vegetarian food packagings were labeled 鈥?00% vegetarian鈥?and 鈥渆xcluding beef and chicken鈥? and a 鈥済lobal vegetarian label鈥?was posted on a product.
It is understood that these labels and OEMs are designed and manufactured by the manufacturers themselves. There is no relevant vegetarian food certification system in China.
Relevant persons from the Preparatory Office of the China Vegetarian Culture Research Association Health and Vegetarian Culture Committee said that they have communicated with the technical supervision department and started to plan the establishment of certification standards for vegetarian food. I believe that citizens will soon be able to rely on the relevant signs to select imitation vegetarian food.