Are you taking poison in the name of healthy diet? This is how to identify purity in food ingredients - Newztezz Online


Friday, January 8, 2021

Are you taking poison in the name of healthy diet? This is how to identify purity in food ingredients

Some time ago the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) warned customers not to eat moong and masoor dal as toxic ingredients were found in large quantities in these pulses during investigation in lab testing. 
In fact, India imports a large number of moong and lentils from countries like Canada and Australia. During the investigation, FSSAI found a large amount of chemical called herbicide glyphosate in it.

Herbicide glyphosate was considered health-safe for a few years, but the WHO has recently issued an advisory to stop its intake, because it was found to contain cancer causing substances. It is not only lentils and not so many things like milk, spices, asafetida, etc., which we eat every day as healthy, there are many types of adulteration in the market. These adulterated food items are like poison in our health. Let's know how to test for purity in them.

Dalenः is usually to enhance the color of selling pulses markets painted him Menetil Yellow. To test it, you will need hydrochloric acid. Take a few pulses for testing and put them in water and add four drops of hydrochloric acid. If the lentils are adulterated then the color of the water will turn red. Be alert on seeing this or else there may be kidney problems or digestive system problems. Similarly, you can also check the purity of turmeric.

Milk: You will need a lactometer to test the purity of milk. Apart from this, you can also check the purity by adding two drops of nitric acid to the milk. Both milk and water will be separated as soon as nitric acid is found.

Red chilli: Finely ground powder of brick or Kabelu is used as adulteration in red chillies. Artificial color is also added to it. Put red chilli in water for testing, if the red chilli powder is seen floating in the water, it is pure, but if it sinks then it is adulterated.

Asafoetida: If you burn real asafoetida in flame then it will start to glow, in addition to adding a little water, it will leave a milky color. If something like this happens, then asafoetida is pure.

Peas: Green color is used in peas seeds, which is very harmful for the body. To check its purity, put it in water and leave it for some time. If adulterated, the green color will be lost in no time.

Black Pepper: Papaya seeds are usually added to black pepper. If purity is to be checked, put it in water. Black pepper will sink and papaya seeds will start floating in water.

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