Here’s how you can identify food adulteration in silver leaf

One of the commonly adulterated food substances are sweets with silver leaf popularly known as chandi-ka-vark. Unwary consumers often fall prey to them

Here’s how you can identify food adulteration in silver leaf

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.

Test 1:

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.

Test 2:

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.