Since childhood, there has been one constant in our daily life – milk. Be it tea, coffee, morning cereal, milk shake or just a plain glass of milk, we all have our favorite way of having milk everyday.
Milk is a rich source of calcium and helps in the development and maintenance of strong bones. However, with so many news about food adulteration, checking the quality of milk we consume everyday, is very crucial.
Below are some tests which you can perform at your home, and check whether the milk you drink daily is pure or not.
1. Reduction test:
This is the most common method of checking adulteration in milk. Keep boiling the milk until it solidifies. If the residue is hard it means the milk isn’t pure, whereas oily residue indicates pure milk.
2. Urea test:
Adding urea in milk is the most common form of adulteration as it hardly gets noticed. To check for urea in milk, mix half a tablespoon of milk and soyabean (or arhar) powder together and shake well. After 5 minutes, dip litmus paper for 30 seconds and if there is a color change from red to blue, it means the milk has urea in it.
3. Starch test:
To test if the milk has starch content or not, add 2 tablespoons of salt to 5ml of milk. If the mixture turns blue, it means the milk has starch
4. Vanaspathi test:
Though vanaspati is not unfit for consumption, it will affect our body when consumed in
large amounts. To check if milk is adulterated with vanaspati, add 2 tbsp of hydrochloric acid and 1 tbsp of sugar to 1 tbsp of milk. If the mixture turns red, the milk is impure
It is therefore very essential to make sure that the milk you are consuming everyday is pure!
We at Niryas make sure that the milk we prepare is pure, healthy, and passes all tests. The milk comes in a three-layered packaging, which protects it from UV radiations, and germs. This keep the milk unadulterated from the farm, till the table.
So, keep the adulteration fears at bay, with Niryas dairy products.