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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Expert Warns That Cooking ‘Moin-moin’ In Nylons Is Dangerous

A dietician, Mr John Tehinse, has warned people against cooking moi-moi and other foods in nylons or cellophane bags as it produced dioxins, a toxic substance that causes cancer.



Tehinse gave the warning on Tuesday in Ilorin at an awareness campaign on food safety organised by the Food Safety Awareness Campaign Initiatives, funded by the European Union.

Moin-moin is a Nigerian steamed bean pudding made from a mixture of washed and peeled black-eyed peas, onions and fresh ground peppers.

It is a protein-rich, staple food in Nigeria and has its origin in West Africa.

In his lecture entitled: “Food Safety Control System in Nigeria”, he explained that cooking Moin-moin, a local delicacy of bean pudding, in nylon had become widespread while people were unaware of the dangers.

The food safety expert said nylons or cellophane bags produced dioxins when heated, adding “they are a group of chemically-related compounds that are persistent environmental pollutants (POPs)’’.

Tehinse further warned that dioxins were highly toxic and could cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer.

He advised people to use the traditional leaves to cook the food.

The dietician also called for good food practices in Nigeria and urged restaurant owners to look at the business as public service.

“Food business is not only to make money but a calling to protect public health and ensure what they offer to consumers is safe,” he said.

from nan.ng


*That means using plastic container is also dangerous....na wah....
That leave is not everyone that can wrap it oh.
I need to stop buying moinmoin 

57 comments:

Ms SSS a.k.a stunning slim shady said...

Eye opener

Ms SSS a.k.a stunning slim shady said...

Eye opener

VICTORIOUS EHIS said...

Yes, hv actually known this since.

Stella u buy moimoi in nylon over there?

Fine Country said...

Lol Stella @i need to stop buying moin-moon...is only God that will save us from the things we consume daily

xoxoxo said...

Abeg small disease no dey kill african man..e don tey wey we dey chop moimoi for white nylon and nothing happened๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃit is God that is protecting my naija pipu

Pure Nigerian said...

When I told Eni Stores that they needed to wrap their hot bread in paper and not put in nylon straight, they looked at me as if I was speaking gibberishl

Anonymous said...

I know this before. You can also use aluminium foil paper for your moi moi. I actually prefer that

Mystique said...

What about aluminum foil? Is that safe?

Smith Anele said...

Thanks for the information.

sexy Daddy said...

Really?

Thanks for this information!

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

At times it is okpa i normally buy in nylon.

So buying rice and stew too in nylon should stop abi na.

Adadioramma said...

It mustn't be leave, you can buy the metal plate. It is safer and last longer.

Beloved said...

Everything we consume is toxic one way or another, even Water...it just depends on the Lethal Dose.

The day I suffered from Excess water(Oedema), I didn't even walk or stand up for one week straight..I had to be injected to dehydrate... Not only that, My body was on fire,pains all over...Chaaii na that day I acknowledge the privilege of having two legs..

Na only God dey save us because everyday we use our teeth to dig our graves..

jelly said...

Stella it's true, not everybody that knows how to wrap the leave ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Yemi7up said...

Using aluminum bow is very safe and it even taste better for me.

Princess Scheherazade said...

This one is a no brainer now.
Cooking or microwaving food in any polythene or plastic/ rubber packing isn't good.
Even drinking water from a plastic bottle that's been in the sun for a while(like in a parked car) is problematic. I guess that's why some particular ailments involving organ failure are on the rise.
God save us all.

Cute hajia Omo Mummy said...

Foil nko?

Anonymous said...

Get a ceramic or oven safe glass container.that is what i use. Safest, money and environmentally friendly

The General's Wife said...

I stopped using foils too cos I heard one thing,one thing. I should think those moin-moin plates are ok to too.

I love moin-moin eaten with creamy oats๐Ÿ˜

Anonymous said...

I also heard that drinking hot tea from a plastic cup is also detrimental to health..

Tell that to my aunt,you'll give her a mug,she'll ask for a plastic cup..

amanda favour said...

I use aluminium foil and I think it's the best

Olivexte said...

Nawa

Olivexte said...

Nawa

Olivexte said...

Congrat to me...my first time of commenting. I love chikito and queen and boss of dis blog

Olivexte said...

Nawa

esoge said...

known about this...wrapping with leaves is easier and fun...

Anonymous said...

Leave ti takeover

Justyswt said...

I have know this for some time now. But to avoid is kind of difficult. Especially that plastic own.

I can wrap moin-moin with the leaf. Stella, do they sell moin-moin in nylon over there?

SANDY YO said...

Hianest @ ya 2nd paragragh. Never heard of such b4 ooo.๐Ÿค”

SANDY YO said...

Thats what I even ate this evening at d close of work with small jellof. Will be hard to stop abeg. Its well!!!

The goddess. said...

Left for me I don't find it hygienic using the nylon or plastic container, i'd prefer my leaf pattern any time any day and the taste???
Hmmm
Yummy!!

There is this thing about the leave that makes the moi moi very tasty, it gives it a special and unique taste...

I'm salivating mbok
Its being a awhile I made moi moi
Saturday should just do and come mbok.

The goddess. said...

Aluminum is the worst
Leaf is the best trust me.

Shirley said...

Now I feel like eating moi moi

IJAY said...

True talk, but is not everybody that knows how to wrap that leaf, even though it makes more sense when eating from the leaf

Olori Orente said...

I use aluminium bowl,and it still comes out so delicious.
Don't know how to use the leaf.

BLOGLORD (MVBM) said...

There are some plastics that are certified safe for microwave use.

Hot P!nk Lips said...

IF IT IS TRUE..My dear na God save person..This is even Old News sef...If u listen too much about this health talks, you will practically believe that you are not a human being anymore..Just know everything should be done in moderation..

Hot P!nk Lips said...

@Beloved Thank you very much...if you listen too much to all these health talk, you will practically believe you are not suppose to eat..We take one step to our grave everyday..

Anonymous said...

Not safe dear

Anonymous said...

Aluminum foil aint safe neither

Beloved said...

My dear You need to see my face when the doctor said it was excess water that caused my leg to swell up....
Like WTF excess water again? ???๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„
Lol
But I believed it small sha because before that incident, I drink water daily pass frog but now I have learnt to curtail it...cos I hate injections like kilode maka ozomena ๐Ÿ˜

Ed said...

I pass...not a fan of moin moin

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(CHIEF) said...

Love you too Olivexte...
You are welcome!!!...

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(CHIEF) said...

Me too..,
But I use nylon most times...
I think I will go back in using our way back Kom Kom peak liquid milk and all those local aluminium plates...
I don't know if I can still see it in the market...
Those days ehhee,they were so hard to wash especially in dry season...
Memories*

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(CHIEF) said...

Uye G ibiakwa! ..
Foils ke?
Oriegwu oh!...
One thing most kill a man sha...
Lemme go and look for Kom Kom liquid peak milk...

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(CHIEF) said...

Where can I find the metal plate in this Lagos?...
Who knows??...

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(CHIEF) said...

I cook Okpa in nylon ohoooo!!...
Choi!!...
My princess,how do you buy and eat rice and stew in nylon?...
Won't it spoil?...
I know only jollof rice in nylon cos my mom used to get jjollof rice with nylon when ever she goes for a meeting way back when we were growing up!...
Then,I look forward for those party jollof rice in nylon!!...

KIDJO D MAMALAWO ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ’€ said...

That's true. ..

KIDJO D MAMALAWO ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ’€ said...

Peak milk kom kom would do...you can wash it using a small foam but watch out for those sharp edges please.

Red Wine said...

Na to stop buy moi moi be that.

kreme de la kreme said...

Queen and tge boss, if u live in Lekki u can get the metal plate in Ebeano supermarket or ask when next u are in the market. Got mine from Ebeano supermarket tho

kreme de la kreme said...

๐Ÿ˜‚lmao @kom kom. buy metal plates biko, they even come with covers. They sell them even in supermarkets these days.

Anonymous said...

Lekki ke for Linda Eze? Lol. Lives in Akute or some interior place.

Anonymous said...

Truly showing your illiterate self this Linda Eze girl

Anonymous said...

Aluminium foil is safe

Anonymous said...

It's safe

Brody said...

Lol anon,why you do the queen like that now๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Akute how?

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