Adulteration We all are completely aware about the corruption around us. 90% of our world economy works on corruption money. We all have done corruption at least once in our life. At least when you were in hurry and the policeman caught you. What did you do? Took the receipt… No… just gave Rs.50 and moved to your destination.
One part of this corruption is adulteration. Increase or decrease in the demand of the product creates adulteration. It will help you earning lot of profit. Some type of such practices can never be caught but for others there are simple home remedies.
Adulteration is done in the products which we use in our day-to-day life like milk, milk products, coconut oil, atta, cereals, pulses, coffee, tea, baking powder, non-alcoholic beverages etc.
Given below are some techniques which will help one identify is their food adulterated or no:
- Considering milk, put 3 drops of milk on a slate. If the slowly flows away leaving a mark then it is not adulterated. But if it just flows away quickly then it is definitely adulterated.
- For coconut oil, just put a small bottle of coconut oil in refrigerator, the oil will solidify leaving the adulteration at the base.
- Sugar is normally adulterated with calk powder so dissolve the sugar in water and allow it to settle. The chalk powder does not dissolve in water and thus remains at the bottom.
- Grains like rice, wheat, bajra, the adulteration can be seen by us directly without and method to find out.
- The other methods of identifying adulteration are by chemical tests, filtering, soaking and drying the product etc.
Many a time normal food items are adulterated with chemical substance which is very harmful for our health. One should test before buying any product in order to stay safe and healthy.
If you have any other methods to identify adulteration feel free to discuss it with us here.