By : Kunal Thakurani

7 Foods That Are Banned Abroad But Consumed In India


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it is probably the most popular snack in India. But Somalia in the South African region has put a ban on this yummy delicacy since 2011


Canada banned this desi kadha in 2005. Reportedly, the ban was invoked citing that there are high levels of lead and mercury in the product.

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Masala Dosa

Ghee is considered a superfood that includes almost every essential nutrient our body needs. But it is a banned product in the United States found ghee may cause diseases such as blood pressure, heart attacks and obesity.

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France banned ketchup after the French government noticed excess consumption among teenagers.

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Chewing Gum

in 1992, Singapore restricted the use, distribution and trade of all kinds of chewing gums. However, due to international pressure, the country, in 2004, allowed the consumption of therapeutic dental chewing gums.

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This yummy delicacy is banned in Venice? The city introduced the ban on kebab shops in 2017 to 'preserve decorum and traditions of the city'.

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Poppy Seeds

Due to its morphine content, the seed is banned in Singapore and Taiwan. Reportedly, it is considered as 'prohibited goods' by the Central Narcotics Bureau in Singapore.

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