Feb 21, 2024, 08:19 PM IST

7 Indian foods banned abroad

Pavan Naidu


Since 2005, the popular Indian ayurvedic supplement Chyawanprash has been banned in Canada due to it’s high levels of lead and mercury.


An extremely popular food in India is not consumed in Venice, Italy in order to preserve the decorum and traditions of the city.


Samosas is a popular Indian snack consumed across the country, served usually with a hot cup of tea in the evening. However, it is banned in Somalia due to its association with the Indian culture which is considered to be a foreign influence.

Ketchup (tomato sauce)

Ketchup is a popular food that Indian households consume it alongside hot serving snacks. However, France banned ketchup in school and college cafeterias to preserve French cuisine. Also, to restrict teenagers from consuming too much of ketchup.


Ghee is widely consumued in Indian households because of it’s health benefits. However, US banned this famous Indian food in their country due to concerns arsising for risks including heart attacks and obesity.

Poppy seeds

A major ingredients found in Indian home kitchens, are banned in countries like Singapore and Taiwan.

Jelly Cups

Everyone might have their childhood memory associated with consuming jelly cups. However, Australia has banned the consumption of jelly cups in their country.