Strawberries are the delight of late spring and summer. It’s hard to resist fruits that are so colorful and look so appetizing. A woman from Iasi thought the same, who saw some beautiful strawberries on a stall and decided to buy a kilo.
A woman from Iasi, shocked by what happened after eating strawberries
It all happened in Iasi, where a woman bought beautiful strawberries that looked delicious from a stall. For years, he told what happened on the Internet, to attract the attention of people who also buy fruit from the market.
Her wake-up call comes after she’s faced with various strawberry issues. She says some manufacturers use harmful substances that can be very harmful to consumers.
In Iasi, strawberries are brought from Satu Mare. Because the season is coming to an end, the producers would do anything to get rid of the remaining goods and sell them to the traders.
Thus, the stalls in the markets of Iasi were filled with strawberries at very good prices. Many customers wanted to buy, especially since a kilogram cost only 8 lei.
Well, the idea was not very good, because these very fruits put their health at risk. Alexandra, a woman from Iasi, told the whole story.
“My tongue cracked after eating strawberries from the market. I can’t eat cold, hot. I have never experienced this before. It is clear that they sprayed them with dangerous substances,” said the woman.
Another man said he picked up half a kilo of strawberries that looked very good, but the taste was “musty, sour and had a chemical feel to it”.
What traders say
The sellers say that the fruits are not sprinkled, but are taken from the most famous strawberry producers in Satu Mare.
“There are phytosanitary products that are used to improve the resistance of fruits to rain, for example.
They have a waiting period where you don’t have to pick the fruit. That waiting period is very important. Some are for 3 days, but there are also less, like Teldor, for one day. I use these products now and as they finish spraying I pick the fruit.
So the chemical remains in the fruit. And I also put a higher dose than the recommended one. Why? Because those who sell do not harvest and market on the same day. I mean the manufacturers that do that.
I pick them all day, let’s say Monday. Tuesday morning I arrive with them at the wholesaler, in Cluj. From there, the samsars from Iași take them, they arrive with them at the market, in Iași, on Wednesday morning.
They sell them at a high price on Wednesday, that is, about 20 lei per kilogram. They don’t sell all of them, and on Thursday they drop the price to 15 lei. They have already made a profit, but they are left with fruit,” said a seller from Iași for BZI.