Being a foodie is universally accepted but if you are not health conscious or give no heed to the place and its hygiene then you are in for a visit from food poisoning! That’s right, at times food producers add-on chemicals to our food and they in turn cause chaos in our stomach. To avoid that, here are a few secrets that one can follow to reduce the risk of falling sick!
Here are 9 unknown tests that you can apply on your food items that can definitely save yourself from food poisoning!
Pretty sure we all love to have a glass of milk before we get to bed at nights but to check any kind of adulteration in it, mix it with pure spirit in a ratio of 1:2. If the milk is of good quality then flakes will appear in about 5-7 seconds!
White rice is our favourite and afternoons feel empty without them. To detect if the rice is fake, take a spoonful of rice and set it on fire. If it is fake rice, it will smell of plastic and will emit a black smoke
Bad cottage cheese may be hard to detect as their texture seems perfect. However, add a few drops of iodine to it and stir well. If the cottage cheese turns blue it is proven to be of really poor-quality curd.
Early morning breakfasts seem complete with bread and butter. What if the butter is of low quality? Here’s a solution to check if it has enough cream. Freeze the butter and then cut it with a knife. If the pieces are even and it cuts smoothly well, you have a buttery butter!
The sweetness of honey is very pure. However, at times the producers add starch to it to increase the weight of honey. To check if it is pure, dissolve a spoonful of honey in water and add a few drops of iodine. If the mixture starts to turn dark it has starch in it!
For all the wine lovers, here is a simple way to check your wine. Take a tablespoon of baking soda and pour some wine over it. The chemical reaction will turn it blue. This means that the drink has grape starch in it as powdered wine will not change its colour
French fries are empty without mayo! A good quality mayo has only egg powder in it! However, a few drops of iodine will help to determine the starch content in it as the mixture will turn dark in colour!
Do you love to cook some fish? Well here’s a tip to check their quality! The fish eyes, scales, and skin must be of a uniform colour. Old fish will have uneven scales, dark gills and will smell really bad. Make sure the fish is either red or pink and not brown
A heavy breakfast constitutes eggs! To detect a good quality egg, take a jug of cold water and place an egg in it. If it is horizontally sunken then it is fresh, if it is slightly elevated it means it can be used for baking and if an egg floats at the top, it is best to discard it
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