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रविवार, 1 सितंबर 2013

THINK: Saboodana : Non Vegetarian Or Veg?


Is Saboodana A Non-Vegetarian Or Vegetarian Food?

Narendra Chandrasen Kavalani
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Saboodana (साबूदाना )is popular food eaten during fasting and religious events ... Well, read the attached story and then decide yourself!!

In Tamil Nadu, India,in Salem area on the road from Salem to Coimbatore there are many saboodana factories.
We start getting terribly bad smell when we were about 2 kms away from the factories.
Saboodana is made by root like sweet potato. Kerala has this root each weighing about 6kgs. Factory owners buy these roots in bulk during season, make it to pulp and put it in pits of about 40ft x 25ft.
Pits are in open ground and the pulp is allowed to rot for several months. Thousands of tons of roots rot in pits.
There are huge electricbulbs throughout the night where millions of insects fall in the pits.
While pulp is rotting, water is added everyday due to which 2" long white color eel is automatically born
like pests are born automatically in gutter. The walls of pits are covered
by millions ofeels and factory owners with the help of machine crush the pulp with the eels which also become paste.
This action is repeated many times during 5-6 months.
The pulp is thus ready as roots and millions & millions of pests and insects crushed and pasted together. This paste is then passed through round mesh and made into small balls and then polished. This is saboodana.
Now I know why many people don't eat Saboodana treating this asnon-vegetarian. If you find it appropriate and if you think after reading this one cannot relish Saboodana, pass on to those whom you want to save from this tasty food.
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