India is in the mood for festivities, and nothing can add a sweeter touch to it, than Indian sweets.
Real Silver vark or cheap aluminium foil
As most sweets have vark (silver covering) on them, which nowadays is being replaced by cheap aluminium foil by sweet vendors which is toxic for people’s health.
By Touching the top of the mithai gently with your finger, and if it comes out easily onto your finger, then it is fake.
Rich Khoya or unsafe starch
Indian sweets generally contain khoya which gives them a rich taste and texture. But that too is being replaced by harmful starch, which is used to make it look artificially thick and rich.
To test if starch is mixed with khoya, take a small sample and mix it with water and bring to boil. Allow it to cool and add two drops of iodine in the solution. If the solution turns blue, then it has been adulterated with starch.
Pure Desi Ghee or a cheap fake
Checking the purity of desi ghee in the sweets is really simple. Heat the ghee in a pan, and if it melts immediately and turns dark brownish in colour, then it is pure ghee.
But if it takes time to melt and turns yellow, then it could be adulterated. Also if you pour ghee on your palm and it melts instantly, it is pure and if doesn’t, then the ghee you are using is adulterated.