Our Turmeric is free of adulteration – Buy and test it.
Jan 29, 2022
- Incidental – Occurs from accidental contamination associated with animal droppings, pesticide residues, and insect larvae.
- Intentional – This happens when one deliberately mixes turmeric powder with chemical compounds such as chalk dust, sawdust, industrial dyes, and sand.
- Leaching – Manifests when metals such as tin, arsenic, and lead leach into the powder.
- As difficult as it is to detect adulteration visually, you can conduct different types of tests to ascertain that you have a superior product. These tests are explained below:
- Palm test – A small amount of good quality turmeric powder is supposed to stick on your palm when you rub it and tilt your palm perpendicularly. If most of it falls, there is a high chance that it could have been mixed with other substances.
- Color test – The color test involves investigating the visual and physical appearance of your turmeric powder. Even though this may be tricky to tell for most people, genuine turmeric powder is supposed to be deep orange to bright yellow color.
- Smell test – Good quality turmeric has a distinct and mild earthy aroma, whereas a bad one cannot produce such. In most cases, it will have a smell that does not match that of Turmeric as you may have been used to.
- Turmeric water test – Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder into a glass of water and let it stand for 20 minutes. Genuine turmeric powder is supposed to settle at the bottom of the glass while the water remains clear. We performed this test and you can check the video above.
- It could contain lead, which is highly poisonous and damages the delicate nerve cells.
- Turmeric adulteration sometimes happens using metanil yellow, which is not approved as a food additive. It is hazardous and causes cancer, destroys the gastrointestinal tract and the liver.
- When turmeric adulteration is done using acid orange 7, you face the risk of changes in your blood chemistry and associated physiological disorders