8 reasons why momos are dangerous for you

1. Why not to eat momos?

Why not to eat momos?

These round soft dough balls called momos, that are filled with juicy stuffings and served with a spicy, pungent dip, are the delight of all street food lovers. But they are dangerous for health and cause ailments with long term impact on health. Here are 8 reasons why you should not eat momos unless you are absolutely sure about their quality.

2. They are made of chemical laced dough

They are made of chemical laced dough

Momos are made with refined flour, treated with chemicals like Azodicarbonamide, Chlorinegas, Benzoyl Peroxide, and other bleaches. These chemicals can damage the pancreas and cause diabetes.

3. Meat of dead animals

Meat of dead animals

In quite a few researches and reports it has been found that the fillings inside the momos, specially the ones you get in cheap road side shops are made of the meat of diseased and already dead chicken that is bought at a very cheap rate by these vendors.

4. Uncooked and unwashed vegetables

Uncooked and unwashed vegetables

The vegetables inside the momos are of poor quality and unhygienic and home to bacteria like e-coli that can cause severe infection.

5. Momo-chutney is too spicy

Momo-chutney is too spicy

For the most part, red chillis are good for your health, that is, if they are not processed chilli powders. However, one cannot be sure about the quality used by local momo-vendors. Also, an over-consumption of spicy foods is suspected to cause bleeding hemorrhoids or piles.

6. They may have MSG

They may have MSG

Momos are most likely to contain mono-sodium glutamate (MSG) which not only leads to obesity but also causes a string of other health issues like nervous disorder, sweating, chest pain nausea and palpitations.

7. Source of dangerous tapeworm

Source of dangerous tapeworm

Momos are stuffed with cabbage which if not cooked properly can have spores of tapeworm which can reach the brain and lodge there and grow eventually, causing life-threatening condition.

8. Momos may have dog meat!

Momos may have dog meat!

If you are a dog lover, it comes as a rude surprise, but the news of many vendors stuffing dog meat inside the momos has been doing rounds from quite sometimes. So, it is a good idea to have momos only from clean and hygenic shops where you are sure of the quality.

9. They may contain faecal matter

They may contain faecal matter

A study by Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition, Pusa, showed that Delhi street foods – particularly samosas, golgappas, burgers and momos – contained faecal matter much beyond the permissible coliform levels.

 

[“source-timesofindia”]