villagers busy renovation potatoes installed package.
machine brush the potato skin brush.
old potatoes (left), washed potatoes ( ), potatoes (right).
recently, been members of the public to reflect reporters buy problems potato “. Potatoes of these problems are mostly the same “face”: the appearance of smooth, almost no dirt or a small amount of soil, the storage time is short, perishable. A reporter investigating a number of the sale of part of the market looks bright fresh potatoes is actually “refurbished washing potatoes.
consumers reflect the>> farmers’ markets are frequent problems potato
a few days ago, Mr. Zhao, who lives in the Jinan Luokou market near to the market and go grocery shopping when I saw the booth of a middle-aged women, gathered a lot of people. New potatoes, to buy back to taste it! “Mr. Zhao did not want to buy several kilograms of potatoes to prepare Chang Changxian results home cut potatoes under the bright appearance and some even rot.
public Mr. Yan also reflected in a few days ago his wife to buy food in the district also encountered a similar situation. “Cheap, smooth appearance.” Mr Yan said his wife bought the potatoes after an acquaintance vendors stopped, “those potatoes well, seize back.” The vendor says that the potatoes are “refurbished”. “Traders selling potatoes and even asked not asked to give back.” Yim said.
heard this kind of potatoes with sulfur smoked. “Public Ms Lau said that the new potatoes are just now down, the price is very expensive, kind of cheap and bright surface of potatoes in itself is questionable. Found that the problem of potatoes for the public to reflect, the reporter visited the part of the wholesale market in Jinan City, almost potatoes four or five times the difference, some reporters confused.
board residential markets Lixia District, Jinan, a reporter asked several merchants, potato price of 1.8 yuan per catty. The reporter noted that these potatoes are smooth surface, and some surface wrapped in a thin layer of soil. “This is a new potato taste good.” A stall enthusiastically introduced. In another stall, stall outspoken, new potatoes on the market today is still relatively small, most of the last year of old potatoes.
Jinan zone in the East Mountain Division, East community markets within the Thousand Buddha Mountain Road East markets, the reporter found that the retail price of potatoes is a big gap, and some potatoes, a pound of about 1.2 yuan, potatoes were sold to 4 yuan per catty. The traders said that your potatoes are new potatoes.济南七里堡 vegetable wholesale market, potato wholesale prices from 7 cents per kilogram to 2 dollars per kilogram ranged According to reports, these potatoes are mostly from Tai’an, Zaozhuang.
vendors who requested anonymity told reporters that the new potatoes on the market today are greenhouse potatoes, higher prices, and some appearance looks fresh and bright in fact washed potatoes.
source was traced>> washing polishing Potato “TM”
after making inquiries, the reporter learned Zaozhuang Yicheng District was refurbished washing potatoes, and “openly” on the road in the village washing, packages process.
22, the reporter drove to the Zaozhuang Yicheng District the ancient Shao Zhenmiao after the village, not yet entered the village to see the ground full of potatoes. Under the guidance of the villagers, the reporter came to see the former is located in the center of the village a house on the ground filled with potatoes, twenty or thirty female villagers will potatoes into plastic bags.
potatoes out on the ground looks fresh and bright, the village women will pick before bagging potatoes injuries. Scattered on the ground next to the potatoes, piled nearly package of potatoes, potatoes, black nylon bag, and some have long buds.
processing sites nearby ditches filled with black rot of potatoes, a few elderly people in the pick up of the epidermis deterioration potatoes.
self-employed Wang received the reporters, according to him, these potatoes from Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang in the side of washing processing transported to the market, looks almost new potatoes.
site water pumps, pipe extension from the yard to the side of the road, pump the bottom is an iron machine, the machine side of the installation of several iron brush. The reporter saw the renovation process of washing potatoes, water pump directly into the water pumped into the machine, the old potato loaded iron machine, the machine starts running, and scroll iron brush brush the potatoes.
after operation, before the swarthy potatoes bright a lot of sprouting potatoes so smooth. The next step is to packages, each peasant woman in front of a small bucket, the bucket filled with earth, and the woman first potatoes into a plastic bag, and then a handful of earth scattered into the plastic bag.packages
a peasant woman told reporters, washed potatoes dry before the packages packed potatoes sprinkled soil, so that the packaged potatoes like just to dig out the same. Self-employed specifically bought soil, have been so loaded, “said the woman.
□ expert opinion to eat refurbished potato poisoning Yi
washed the mud, equal to the part of the supply of nutrients washed off, and certainly not conducive to save. Jinan University School of Medicine and Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, Wang Yuanxiu refurbished after washing treated potatoes, not just the loss of soil, but also the sprouting of potatoes into the “Shoots potatoes. Fresh potatoes generally contain small amounts of solanine, not harmful to humans, but the potatoes in the process of long-term storage, Solanum nigrum alkali content will increase, when the potatoes into a dark green or sprouted, poisoning, after eating abdominal pain, dizziness and other symptoms. Old potatoes just after a simple treatment the surface of the buds removed may still remained greenish tubers solanine could occur if not alkaloid poisoning, should pay special attention.
In addition, Wang Yuanxiu said, old and new potatoes alternately, does not exclude individual traders the sake of economic interests in the washing refurbished cleaning materials, such as hydrogen peroxide bleaching, then the body will have a direct harm.
washed potatoes? Not. Shandong Agricultural University professor, doctoral tutor, vegetables Head of the Department of Liu Shiqi washed potatoes compared to the normal potatoes is very perishable, if the consumption of spoilage or bacterial infection of potatoes will cause harm to humans.
extended interview>> day “wash” dozens of tons of potatoes
hear reporters in large quantities into the potatoes, the village of processing sites The boss said, “How much the number of guaranteed supply.” for sources of potatoes, one began to say yes, Inner Mongolia, and later changed to say that in Heilongjiang.
these potatoes when the renovation of potatoes? “Anyway, six cents a pound to sell them to you as to how you sell me on the matter.” Boss whispered. Then, the boss out of the house, showed reporters from the already blackened Chen potatoes. “You see how, no problem, the NAO, I singled out. Month supply to ensure that no problem.” The boss said, near the only one processing point, he has specialized sources, as long as the hand in the deposit, you can come pick their own wells washed, and dozens of tons a day no problem.
“capable of the village, at the beginning in Tengzhou dry, and later returned to the village.” Middle-aged women, a work to the boss and that boss has worked for six years in the village, more than a day to wash 50 tons. “
before machine washing potatoes, the reporter saw, there have been washed white potatoes left in the machine at the exit, the old bag potato sub if two beans “, to appear shiny in the sun, the earth is filled with sewage and Chen potato washing soil.
Miaohou village is well-known potato-growing village, the village near acres of land all kinds of potatoes, it is now listed on the greenhouse potato season, open-air potatoes listed there for nearly a month time, and this the main reason for the refurbished washing potatoes dominate the market.
price of fresh potatoes out of the shelf price of around 1.7 yuan per kilogram, while the appearance of similar renovation of the price of washing potatoes in the catty about six hair. A villager told reporters, washing the potatoes, the phenomenon is more common during this time, the price is after the maturity of open potatoes sixty-seven cents a pound, washed potatoes is not worth it. “
24 afternoon, the reporter contacted the Inner Mongolia potato traders Xing, Xing, introduced their stock of potatoes is running, this time to focus on the sale, Shandong, Shanxi has traders purchase from the other side. Xing, told reporters that shipped to Shandong, Shanxi, these potatoes are washed “refurbished” is targeting new potatoes, a large number of listed
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