• O.G. Wright

It’s Not True That There Are Plastic Lettuce In UAE Market

Fake news alert!

The UAE authority has debunked (once again) a fake news circulating online claiming that plastic lettuces are being sold in shops.

The video, which has gone viral within the community, shows a woman washing a lettuce leaf in hot water.

As she peels off the leaf, she claims that it’s made out of plastic.

“The transparent crusts are part of the natural outer layer of the lettuce lead, which consists of mostly of edible natural wax containing multiple sugars,” the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) was quoted as saying by Arabic paper Al Roeya.

It added that the ‘plastic-like’ is a natural protection of the leaves against fungi and insects.

“There is no truth to the claims in the video. All types of lettuce in the UAE are sustainable for human consumption and should be washed thoroughly,” it added.

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