ORIGIN

Plastic rice is found to be originating from a place in china from a sweet potato factory. It is made from synthetic plastic raw materials. It is spreading worldwide through black markets, it has also reached Indian soils. Few incidents of plastic rice have been found to be reported in telangana and Karnataka. Let us see the methods to identify the plastic rice as to avoid the consumption.

FIRE TEST

FIRE TEST

Take few samples of rice and test it by inserting it in direct flame, if you are able to sense a smell of burning plastic. It is a plastic rice.

FUNGAL TEST

FUNGAL TEST

Take few samples of boiled rice and keep it in a air tight container. After 2-3 days if you see fungal attacks in the food sample then it is a natural rice, if not it is plastic rice.

Oil test

oil test

Take few samples of rice in a small pan and and add hot edible oil to it, if it is a natural rice it begins to puff. If it is a plastic rice the plastic melts and the synthetic plastic resin settles at the bottom of oil. This way you can identify a plastic rice.

Water test

Water test

Take few samples of raw rice and put it in a glass of water, if it is natural rice it settles at bottom. If it is plastic rice it begins to float on top.

Cooking test

Cooking test

Test for a whitish layer round the cooked rice if present it is plastic rice.if not itis natural rice and suitable for human consumption


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