Highlights

  • Red chilli powder is one of the most common spices used in every Indian kitchen
  • Red chilli powder can be adulterated with red brick powder or red sand
  • FSSAI shares an easy hack to detect adulteration in red chilli powder

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FSSAI hack 101: Here’s how to check adulteration in red chilli powder at home

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recommends this simple test to check for adulteration in one of the most common kitchen ingredient; red chili powder. Check it out!

Red chilli powder is one of the most common spices used in every Indian kitchen. From enhancing colour to adding a subtle kick to the dish, it is majorly used as a tempering spice. However, it can be adulterated with red brick powder or red sand, which is not good for health and the body.

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The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) shared a simple test to find out how red chilli powder is adulterated with red brick powder to save you from such adulteration practices.

Here’s how to detect adulteration in red chilli powder :

  • Take a glass of water and add a teaspoon of chilli powder it
  • Now, take a small quantity of the residue on your palm and rub it well
  • If you feel any grittiness after rubbing, then the chilli powder is adulterated with brick powder
  • In case, the residue feels soapy and smooth then it is adulterated with soapstone

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