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How to check if your atta is pure?

Atta or wheat flour is a staple in the Indian household. Rich in vitamins B1, B3, B5 and fiber-rich, atta is a nutrient powerhouse. However, it is difficult to identify pure atta with a rise in its adulteration. Here are 3 ways to identify pure wheat flour.

3 Easy tests

VISUAL TEST

Visual examination of the atta can help you identify the grains from adulterants such as pebble straw, dust, weed seeds and damaged grains.

FLOAT TEST

To test for adulteration, sprinkle some flour in a glass of water. If mixed with wheat bran, the bran would float on the top.

ACID TEST

At times, wheat flour is tainted with chalk powder. To test this, add some dilute hydrochloric acid to the grain sample in a test tube. If there is foam, the presence of chalk powder is confirmed.

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