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Vol. 9, Issue 5 (2021)

Detection of adulterants in mustard oil


Author(s): M Anjana and Swatiswagatika Sarangi

Abstract: An experimental research was undertaken to evaluate the degree of adulteration and relative contamination levels in open mustard oil as well as in popular commercial brands in Odisha. Ten samples were examined, viz., three were commercial samples, five were open samples and one was a raw sample grown from seed, which served as the control. During the investigation, two common adulterants, argemone oil and castor oil, were discovered. Argemone oil was identified as the primary adulterant because its concentration in some commercial oil samples and open samples was about 8 times greater than in crude oil. Castor oil was discovered as the second most common adulterant in mustard oil. No forbidden colour was found in any of the samples. The average amount of adulterant present in different mustard oil is almost 45.7%. The findings are quite concerning, as the existence of these adulterants endangers public health.

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How to cite this article:
M Anjana, Swatiswagatika Sarangi. Detection of adulterants in mustard oil. Int J Chem Stud 2021;9(5):01-03.
 

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