How do you know if your turmeric is real or fake?
TRY THESE SMART TRICKS TO FIND OUT
Check the purity of turmeric - Pure authentic turmeric delivers higher benefits
1. Metanil Yellow test :
Metanil yellow is a synthetic dye that is a common adulterant used in turmeric powder.To check the presence of metanil, add a few drops of concentrated hydrochloric acid and water to a test tube of turmeric. Stir it well. If the mixture turns pink, the presence of metanil yellow is confirmed. Consumption of metanil yellow leads to food poisoning and metanil is carcinogenic.
2. Checking for chalk powder :
The presence of chalk powder in turmeric is confirmed if bubbles emerge when a few drops of hydrochloric acid are added to a test tube filled with turmeric.
3. Testing turmeric finger for authenticity :
Turmeric fingers are adulterated with harmful colors to give an appealing color. Water can be added to check if any color leaves from the turmeric finger.
4. Water test :
The easiest way to check for turmeric powder adulteration is the water test. Add some turmeric powder to a glass of water. Do not stir. Leave it for 30 mins. Pure turmeric will settle at the bottom of the glass.
Turmeric can be used in many ways to get some extra nourishment. From consumption to skincare, the possibilities are endless! But remember - the authenticity of the turmeric powder and consistency is always the key. As long as you’re incorporating pure and authentic turmeric into your routine regularly, better the benefits.
Make sure the condiments you buy are from trusted sources. VEYR Turmeric is grown in our own Raaki Eco Farm, which is situated in Erode district, Tamilnadu. Our organically grown turmeric fingers contain high curcumin content. Turmeric fingers are ethically processed and made into a fine powder.