Mustard oil is one of the most preferred oils as it is used for many purposes. This oil is considered good for both taste and health, but in recent times adulteration in mustard oil has increased.
has a bad effect on health
A large quantity of fake oil is being sold mixed with the mustard oil available in the market. This adulteration in mustard oil is not only spoiling the taste of food but is also having a bad effect on health. In such a situation, today we are telling you about some methods which can help you in identifying genuine mustard oil.
How does adulteration happen?
Nowadays, mustard oil is adulterated with argemon oil and other low quality oils. Due to which its nutritional value, purity and quality is deteriorating. Here are some easy ways by which you can identify the quality of mustard oil at home.
keep it in the fridge
To identify adulteration in mustard oil, you can do its freezing test. For this, take out some mustard oil in a bowl. After this keep it in the refrigerator for a few hours. After this, take it out and see if the oil appears frozen or if white spots start appearing in the mustard oil, then understand that the oil is adulterated.
The purity of genuine mustard oil can be determined through barometer. The barometer reading is 58 to 60.5, but if the reading of mustard oil is more than the prescribed standard then the oil is fake. Therefore, whenever you buy oil, identify whether the oil is genuine or fake by its barometer reading.
change in color
Changing the color of the oil means that it has been adulterated. Nowadays argymone oil is mixed with mustard oil. A poisonous polycyclic salt is found in this type of oil, which is called sanguinarin.
rub oil on body
To check whether mustard oil is real or fake, take some oil in your hands and rub it well. If any color comes out from the oil or there is a smell of any chemical then the oil is fake.
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