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Are you also not eating adulterated flour? How to identify purity; watch video



The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said in a tweet that boric acid, which is a weakly acidic hydrate form of boric oxide, can be added to maida.

The issue of adulteration in food items is a matter of concern for all. From ghee to dal, everyone gets adulterated in some way or the other. But the surprising thing is that there is a possibility of adulteration in even plain flour. So in such a situation it becomes necessary to test the flour before using it.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said in a tweet that boric acid, which is a weakly acidic hydrate form of boric oxide, can be added to maida.

How does boric acid work? Boric acid is used to kill germs that may damage the ingredients of the therapeutic product. It belongs to the class of antiseptic drugs. Its use can prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus.

Problems caused by eating adulterated flour:

* Increases in liver enzymes

* stomach ache

* Having a variety of allergies

* burning sensation

* Central nervous system (CNS) disturbances

* Diarrhea, rash, vomiting

FSSAI has prescribed the following tests to check adulteration in maida:

* Take 1 gram flour in a tube.

* Add 5 ml of water to it.

* Shake the contents of the tube.

* Now add a few drops of hydrochloric acid to it.

* Dip a strip of turmeric paper into the solution.

* If there is adulteration in maida, then the color of the Turmeric paper will turn red and in the absence of adulteration, there will be no change in its color.

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