How do you detect adulteration in turmeric powder?

Question

How do you detect adulteration in turmeric powder?

in progress 0
William 1 year 1 Answer 508 views Silver 0

Answer ( 1 )

  1. This test can be generally done only in laboratories. The most common adulterants for turmeric are colored saw dust, chalk powder and yellow sandstone powder.
    _x000D_
    For Colored Saw Dust:
    _x000D_
    Take a spoonful of turmeric powder in a test tube and add a few drops of concentrated Hydrochloric acid to it.
    _x000D_
    Contents turn pink which dissolve in waterNo Adulteration
    _x000D_
    No change in color- Turmeric powder is adulterated with saw dust.
    _x000D_
    The saw dust is colored with metanil yellow which is a non-permitted coloring agent.

Leave an answer

Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question .