Fake coconut oil is flowing tremendously. It is really dangerous to our health. Let’s find the fake oil. The latest news report that artificial oil with no quality is mixed with coconut oil and trade wholesale.
The major area dealing with this duplicate oil is KANGAYAM in TAMILNADU. The traders also fail to identify the original from the fake oil. The issue began long ago and now it is a dangerous condition. The amount of duplicate oil in the market is much higher than the original.
How to make the fake oil?
Fake edible oil is made with refined oil. It is very cheap and harmful to health. Take the refined oil in three bowls 400 ml each. Add one cup of coconut oil (100 ml) in the first bowl. Now it became the fake coconut oil. Add gingelly oil into the second bowl and it now turned to fake gingelly oil. Then add 100 ml sunflower oil to the bowl and now it becomes the fake sunflower oil. Expert cooks point out some techniques to identify the duplicate from the original. Let’s find the fake oil.
Is it harmful?
The fake oil rates 84 rupees per liter and when it mixed with a little amount of coconut oil its rate increase up to 220 per litter. Only 20% of coconut oil is mixing in artificial oil. It is very hard to distinguish the original from the duplicate. The iodine content in pure coconut oil is 7.5 to 10. The acid ratio in the original is less than 6. The content of these is dangerously high in duplicate oils. It is very harmful to the body and health.
How to distinguish?
We can’t see any difference in the color of the original and fake oils. Let’s find the fake oil. The ways to distinguish them are,
At a first gland, the difference between these two is a form in the top of the bowl when we pour the oil into it.
The original coconut oil will smell the coconut shell. fake will not have such a smell.
The original coconut oil freeze when it kept in the refrigerator at least for an hour. The artificial oils didn’t freeze even kept for days.
When we use the oil for cooking, the original will have a form at the top. It is because of the sulfur content in it while making. But, for the duplicate oil, it will boil like water.
When we add something in the duplicate oil to fry it will boil like water and no form content will be there.
What to do?
The government system has limitations to check the purity and quality of oil products. So, it is the duty of us to check it before use. The continuous use of such chemical oils leads to dangerous after effects. So, check the purity by smell, boil it, or freeze it.