Kindly take unmost care in eating S A B O O D A N A DURING FASTING IT IS KNOWN TO BE NON-VEGETARAIN
AS PER BELOW MAIL, TAKE CARE AND BE BEFORE TAKING INTO FASTING ACCOUNT.
SEND TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS...SOME SORT OF VERIFICATION FROM SOMEBODY...A GREAT HELP!!!
Below is rough translation on an article from one Nainmal Surana published in
Dakshin Samachar on March 31, 2010.
In Tamil Nadu, near Salem area on the road from Salem to Coimbatore there are many
saboodana factories. We start getting terribly bad smell when we are about 2 kms away
from the factories.
Saboodana is made from roots of Sabo tree which looks like sweet potato. Kerala has this root available in plenty, each root weighs about 6kgs. Factory owners buy these roots in bulk during season, put them in
pits dug and prepared specially measuring approx 40ft x 25ft. in open ground and the roots are 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 colour insect is
automatically born . The walls of pits are covered by millions of insects ( eels ) factory these are then crushed in the factory.
The pulp is thus ready from roots and 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.
Many people dont eat Saboodana , as it is non-vegetarian and may be harmful too.