this is what happened.

Mr. Li of Dali, Yunnan Province, saw someone selling star anise in the vegetable market. He looked good, so he went over to have a look. Asked the peddler, found that the price is very cost-effective, 1.5 yuan or two, which is cheaper than the market, so he bought a couple of Liang to go home, planning to make stewed meat for his family.

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and other marinated meat, Mr. Li found that there was something wrong with the taste. Marinated meat tastes pungent and spicy. Soon, he felt sick and nauseous. After drinking some water, he recovered. At this time, he suspected that the star anise he bought was fake.

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later, the reporter took the star anise bought by Mr. Li to the market and asked them. It was only from a population who had been engaged in spice business for more than ten years that Mr. Li had bought fake star anise. News of

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selling fake star anise appears from time to time. Many local media and CCTV have exposed the fake star anise incident.

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1 and “fake star anise” are poisonous. Do you have any in your kitchen?

false star anise and true star anise are very similar in appearance, but they are not octagonal, the real name is mangcao. Although they are not the same thing, some people call it “wild star anise” or “medicinal star anise”.

according to the reporter’s interview, the insiders disclosed that the import price of genuine star anise and fake star anise is at least three times higher. As long as the price of fake star anise is lower than the general market price, the profit margin will be much higher than that of real star anise.

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however, this kind of false star anise is highly toxic. There is mangrove toxin in it. If you eat a small amount of mangrove by mistake, it can lead to dizziness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, high blood pressure, high excitement and other mild poisoning symptoms. If the intake of a large number of mangrove grass, it is easy to appear convulsions, mouth foaming and other symptoms, serious cases can even cause heart failure and other problems.

therefore, do not eat mangcao. How to distinguish “true star anise” from “false star anise”,

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star anise is a seasoning that many families will use. If you use fake star anise, it will not only taste strange, but also poison people. In order to avoid buying fake star anise, let’s talk about how to divide genuine and fake star anise.

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can distinguish true and false star anise from color appearance, corner tip and taste.

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(1) the color and appearance of

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true star anise is dark brown, while the false star anise is brown. On the appearance, the true star anise is generally much larger than the mangcao, and the horn is thicker than the mangcao. Mangcao is small in size, slender in angle and thin in peel. Another important difference between true and false octagons is that true octagons generally have eight valve angles, and there are also seven, nine or ten, while false octagons generally have 11-13 sharp angles.

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(2) corner tip

observe corner tip, you can also see whether the business is selling real star anise or not. The true octagonal point is relatively blunt, and the outer edge is relatively smooth and smooth, while the false octagon is sharper, with grooves, and the outer edge is irregular.

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(3) smell

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close to the real star anise, you can smell the rich flavor, but the grass has no taste.

don’t worry, smell the mangrove grass will not be poisoned.

3. How to identify the three “true” and “fake” ingredients in the kitchen? In addition to star anise, there are three kinds of food ingredients that are easy to be confused. If you buy a fake, it is easy to be misled by bad merchants. We must carefully identify them! True and false cumin

cumin has a close relative, called fennel, also known as dill seed, the appearance is similar to cumin, and some chicken feed appearance is very similar to cumin, often used by illegal businesses to impersonate. What’s the difference?

first check whether the color size is consistent. Foeniculum vulgare is generally a little larger, with a greenish color. The second is smell, cumin smell mellow fragrance, eat a little sweet spicy, and fake smell is light, and pungent.

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true cumin

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, pseudo cumin (fennel)

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, pseudo cumin (dill seed)

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2. Some businesses will use some similar appearance of Zanthoxylum seeds, tree stems and other adulterants, and add a dye called rhodamine B. This dye is classified by who as a Class 3 carcinogen and has a certain cancer risk.

to know whether there is adulteration in Zanthoxylum bungeanum, you can use the following methods.

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pseudozanthoxylum bungeanum

are first soaked in water. The fake Zanthoxylum bungeanum contains colored impurities, and the water will change color after soaking in water, but the real Zanthoxylum bungeanum is a kind of foreign matter which is dyed, and the water will change color after soaking in water. The second is to smell, the spicy taste of real Zanthoxylum bungeanum is very obvious, and the fake will be much lighter, and there is an obvious salty taste, or no taste. True and false cinnamon

as seasoning, the bark of cinnamon is the bark of Cinnamomum cassia, Osmanthus fragrans, Cinnamomum fragrans, Cinnamomum cinnamomi, etc. it is often used as a condiment for stewing meat, but the bark of cinnamon obtusifolia or Cinnamomum fragrans in the market can also be used as cinnamon. Although both

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are bark of cinnamon tree, the commonly used cinnamon is grayish brown or light brown, with rough surface, irregular wrinkles and protrusions. The inner bark is reddish brown, and the outer layer often has yellowish brown ring patterns. Not in line with these conditions are mostly fake or inferior cinnamon.

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. Secondly, the true cinnamon can smell mellow fragrance, bite with teeth, you can taste delicate fragrance and slight spicy, fake does not have these fragrance.

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have repeatedly exposed fake and substandard goods on the market, and our common people can distinguish the fake goodsThe skill of goods is not enough!

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reference materials:

1. The public bought fake star anise and almost got poisoned Watching this may save your life. Dali radio and TV station. September 26, 2015

2. We all know that fake star anise is poisonous, but I didn’t expect Carrefour can sell this The official account of Harbin daily. How to keep away from counterfeit and poor quality condiments in March 15, 2018. People’s health net. On 2017, 01, 2017,

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