Ministry of Health has come up with a quick test to find out adulterants in silver leaves. These easy to do tests will be helpful for people, as reports on adulterated silver leaves are being reported these days.
Take some portion of leaf and crush it between two fingers.
Pure silver leaf will crush easily and crumble to powders.
Aluminium leaf will break into smaller shreds.
The eye-catching silvery glitter on #food might not be healthy. Take a quick test of #adulterants in ‘Silver Leaves’ and be safe. #SwasthaBharat #HealthForAll #MoHFW @fssaiindia pic.twitter.com/JpbpncHCMo
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) June 16, 2018
Take the suspended silver leaf, shape it into ball and burn it using burner.
Pure silver leaf will burn out completely leaving behind a glistening ball.