Thanks to the fast growing food supply chain and the ever craving taste buds, with the penetration of technology right from our palm to the shelf’s in the kitchen, anything and everything is accessible and achievable. However, it’s not all that easy to get the pure and best food items. Wherever you choose to buy your eatables, let it be online grocery, your nearby petty shop, or the famous supermarkets, there’s always a wily playing food adulteration tricks on you. Below are some of the most consumed food items that are often adulterated and also how to identify the genuity of the food.
How beautiful is a cup or a bottle of milk being displayed in your favorite supermarket? Can you point out which one is adulterated? Don’t worry, there’s not going to be tough job identifying it. It’s as easy as stating almost all packaged milk is adulterated.
Rest easy, you can check if the milk is adulterated by mixing it with spirit in a ratio of 1:2. If you see flakes bubbling out, then you are safe to drink it.
Enough has been talked about the plastic rice and there’s not much information needed how these Chinese plastic rice acme into Indian food market. Though the identification of these plastic shards in the rice, you can take a spoon of rice as a sample and try burning it. The plastic elements may burn with black smoke. It is better to avoid the rice with plastic samples.
Though it’s easier to identify plastic eggs, these eggs are not often adulterated, but sold in numbers so that the old and rotten ones are not visibly seen. One simple trick to identify if the egg is perished is to drop the egg in a jar filled with cold water. You can tell the egg is good to eat if the egg settles down at the bottom of the jar horizontally. The rotten eggs float on the top of the jar.
Butter is often adulterated with its twin margarine, often used as a substitute for butter. You can place the butter into boiling water and see if it melts to confirm its purity.