How to Check Adulteration Maida or Rice flour: During the festive season, counterfeit goods are sold in large quantities in the market. Maida and rice flour are also bought in large quantities during this time. These flours are used for making various dishes and sweets. But do you know, by mixing boric acid in maida and rice flour, the shopkeepers get more profit by selling it, which can harm your health a lot.
How to Check Adulteration Maida or Rice flour
Due to the festive season, FSSAI (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India) has recently shared a video to check the auto of pure maida and rice, with the help of which you can detect adulteration in it. This video gives tips on how to identify boric acid flour and rice flour. These small tips can be beneficial for your health. So let’s know how to check pure and adulterated maida and rice flour.
Video released by FSSAI
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First of all take 1 gram maida / rice flour in a tube.
Mix 5ml water in it and stir it well.
Now add a few drops of contractile HCl to the test tube.
Now put 1 Turmeric paper in it.
If the flour is adulterated, the paper will turn red. Otherwise it will remain yellow.
Disadvantages of Boric Acid
Boric acid is a chemical that can be very harmful to your health. According to a report, boric acid can cause problems like abdominal pain, fever, nausea, red spots or swelling on the skin, pelvic swelling and high blood pressure. So be alert and stay healthy.