Saboodana Is A Non-Vegetarian Or Vegetarian Food

The heading of article is very strange you people are thinking, when I also heard the said I was also get shocked. In every week of the month I have, two important fast on Thursday & Saturday. And most of the time I am eating this saboodana. But after listening this news I try to avoid this saboodana on fast atleast.

We all are thinking that Saboondana is vegetarian and for fast person only. So we are giving the same to fast person. However, from this article you realize that how the saboondana preparing.

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 electric bulbs 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 of eels 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.

us 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 as non-vegetarian.

If you find it appropriate and if you think after reading this one cannot relish Saboodana, it is depends on yourself.


Author: Namita Terse07 Jul 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Dear Seeta,

Thanks for sharing this information about Production of Saabudana.

Be it veg or non-veg... But it is definitely now hygenic and safe to consume sabudana.

I wonder, how we are sustaining fit even after consuming Sabudana preparations for years?


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