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Quick Fact Check: Fake Post Claiming UNESCO Has Declared Idli As The Healthiest Breakfast Of The World Resurfaces

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: June 26, 2020

New Delhi (Vishvas News): An image of a certificate has resurfaced on social media claiming that idli has been declared as the healthiest breakfast item in the whole world by UNESCO. Vishvas News investigated and found that the viral post is fake and is falsely attributed to UNESCO.

Claim

A post doing rounds shows a photo of a certificate claiming that Idli is the healthiest breakfast item in the whole world as certified by UNESCO. The archived version of the post can be checked here.

Investigation

We searched online whether UNESCO declared idli as the healthiest breakfast item in the whole world. We did not find any such official statement.

Vishvas News spoke to Roni Amelan, English Editor, UNESCO. She said: Indeed this is not correct. UNESCO gives no such rankings. Thank you for taking the trouble to check the facts and bringing this to our notice.

As per UNESCO, this is a fake news and no such certificate has been issued by them.

The complete fact check can be checked here.

We scanned the profile of user named Thaya Anandasundaram and found that the user profile was created on March 2014.

Conclusion: The post claiming UNESCO has declared idli as the healthiest breakfast of the world is fake.

  • Claim Review : UNESCO Has Declared Idly As The Healthiest Breakfast Of The World
  • Claimed By : FB User: Thaya Anandasundaram
  • Fact Check : False
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