For most of us, our daily diet is almost unimaginable without milk. But not every time the milk we take is pure. Be it milk vendors or even the most reputed brands, adulteration of milk is rampant. Longing for some fresh, nutritious and non-adulterated milk? Fear not, as we give you a handy guide of how you can make out if the milk you are buying is fit for consumption or not.
2. Give your sense organs a sniff check!
Synthetic milk can easily be identified by bad taste and odour. All you have to do is sniff! If you can sense a soapy odour and if it feels soapy when rubbed with fingers, then the milk has been made by mixing chemicals.
Pure milk is naturally sweet. If the milk in your fridge tastes bitter or sour, then it is either stale or has possibilities of being adulterated with detergent and soda.
4. Water check!
Water in milk may not be bad for your health but definitely for your pocket. All you need to do is to let it flow. Put a drop of milk on any slanted surface and let it flow down. If the milk leaves a trail behind, it’s not pure.
5. Starch in milk
If you buy milk from a local vendor, then there are chances that your local ‘doodh wala bhaiya’ might end up adding starch in the milk! To check the same, just add 2 tablespoons of salt to 5 ml of milk. If the mixture turns blue, then the milk is adulterated.
6. Urea..the milk clone!
One of the most common forms of adulteration is with urea since it doesn’t change the taste and is difficult to detect. Urea is dangerous. Mix half tbsp of milk and soyabean powder together and shake well. Dip a litmus paper for few seconds and if there is a color change from red to blue then it means the milk has urea.