Is CABBAGE Really Harmful Now

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#46 Sep 23rd, 2009, 22:55
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Nick, you would not want to ingest any potassium permanganate, it's quite a strong oxidizing agent. It should be rinsed off very well with pure water before the food is used.

The other stuff you are thinking of is probably phenolphthalein which turns purple in alkaline solutions.

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Originally Posted by Wanderer22 View Post Nick, you would not want to ingest any potassium permanganate, it's quite a strong oxidizing agent. It should be rinsed off very well with pure water before the food is used.

The other stuff you are thinking of is probably phenolphthalein which turns purple in alkaline solutions.

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meaning this thing should be avoided normally, it is impossible to swallow fly knowingly.
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Thanks, Wanderer. Phenolphthalein (wonderful word) was what I was thinking of; I have deleted that line from my post in case anyone tries what I suggested

cityMONK, your instinct on this one was spot on
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We used potassium permanganate to clean veggies and fruits like grapes etc with Potassium permanganate and then wash it off well with clean water before eating.
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Question is cabbage really harmful now

today i heard of an acquainted person who, according to doctors, has these cabbage worms in her brain. doctors say that the worm has laid eggs in the brain and so the lady would be needed to be kept unconscious for 2 years. one of her relatives is also affected.
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The lady would be needed to be kept unconscious for 2 years?????
Am I reading it all right or my Old Monk got the better of me?

One final question. Do I eat cabbage or give it up after consuming it for decades?
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Wow, interesting. So if I got this straight we are talking about two different things here. One is a toxic butterfly lavae that would be killed upon cooking but the toxin remains unaffected. The other is a parasite from contaminated irrigation or other source that would probably be killed with thorough cooking. That right?
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Originally Posted by jojobt View Post today i heard of an acquainted person who, according to doctors, has these cabbage worms in her brain. doctors say that the worm has laid eggs in the brain and so the lady would be needed to be kept unconscious for 2 years. one of her relatives is also affected.
Couldn't be! They cause epilepsy like fits when the tape worm cyst form in the brain, but it is cureable and no one needs to be kept unconcious for that. There are very good medicines available to treat it, but have to be taken very religiously over an extended period of time.
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This is scary as I tend to eat and drink everything. Now i guess I've got epilepsy to look forward to in my old age.
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This is a quote from Ehow article: http://www.ehow.com/about_5587886_fo...manganate.html

Potassium Permanganate Health Dangers
"Pure potassium permanganate is highly poisonous to people. If digested, its chemical properties can cause death; if exposed to the skin, it can cause burns. Potassium permanganate should not be exposed to fire, as it can ignite. Safety precautions need to be taken when exposed to the crystal form of potassium permanganate. Digesting or inhaling its crystal form can result in lung damage as well as abdominal pain, nausea and unconsciousness.
Diluted potassium permanganate is useful for a wide variety of applications and is safe to use on foods."

My question: How does one wash vegetables in potassium permanganate without poisoning oneself? I'm worried now, because a few restaurants in India state that " all fruit and vegetables washed in Potassium Permanganate". I just hope they know how to use it safely!
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scary little things

SO many things we once thought were good for us we later realize are harmful. For instance my good friend let me know last week or some time that scientists are now finding small suspended particles in our air that are carcinogenic (whatever that means) and that in many areas air should be avoided.

It's a good thing that i have my SCUBA gear with me now at all times because this evil little particle thing could very well be the undoing of all of us. It's a good thing my friend let me know so i can alter my entire life around her vague claim that contained lot of buzzwords and conjecture.

frankly i am going to miss walking around without my breathing mask and tank but i am so scared that i cannot think for myself rationally right now.
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I need Help!

today while having boiled vegetables i came across a Cauliflower worm ... (atleast that's what i think)
i Don't know what to do, Help.
i didn't happen to eat it.. but i do want to take some precautions or should i ??
it looked like this only- http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s...hp?photo=21192

But it was purple from above in colour, maybe that was because of the other vegetables colour and everything was boiled .. Though i have taken a picture as well.
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i Don't know what to do, Help.
i didn't happen to eat it.. but i do want to take some precautions or should i ??
It's too late! The poor worm is dead. Nothing you can do to help it now.
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And to think that at one time in Japanese prisoner of War camps a decent caterpiller like this would have been a delicacy.
Alas poor Yorick..
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Wow, I have just read this whole thread from beginning to end. Life is a gamble. Of course food can kill you. But so can crossing a road in Delhi!! {And in my own country for goodness sake}. Every time we get in our cars to go somewhere we put our lives on the line. We still need to go places though. I always say if your luck is in it is in... and if it is out.. it's out and there is not a lot you can do about it.
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