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How Do You Know It Is Organic?

by Organic Condiments on July 20, 2021

With the drastic shift of the majority of the population to adopting a healthy lifestyle, many people have started consuming organic foods, and some are still trapped in the web of various myths and misconceptions existing in society. People are somewhere skeptical to adopt anything in the name of organics.

Now some of the questions that might be popping in your mind are, why people are so doubtful and ignorant about consuming organic foods even after adopting healthy living? Why some people are still intoxicated and have surrounded themselves by silent killers that ultimately contribute to developing innumerable diseases?

Firstly the reason behind some people still consuming harmful chemicals or adulterants in the name of a particular brand is due to the lack of awareness among the masses. They are not at all aware of the ill effects of consuming harmful chemicals. Their broad perspective of looking to the food is only satisfying their hunger and the most popular saying by them, "DO WAKT KA KHAANA", is commonly used by them besides the various nutrients required by the body after regular intervals. 

On the other hand, if we see that some people are highly doubtful regarding consumption of the organic products. They consider that many brands offer inferior products that are full of chemicals, therefore their health might have deteriorated.

So clarifying all the existing myths and misconceptions, ORCO provides 100 percent certified organic spices that not only provides a rich aroma and taste but at the same time takes care of your health and the nutrients required by your body on the regular basis, thereby considered as the healthy replacement to the regular spices that you use.  The organic spices by ORCO are handpicked and hand-ground using the traditional mill, therefore taking back to the basics of Indian culture where the fresh spices were used to prepare the cuisines.

Next coming to how you can identify by seeing the packet that the product is 100 percent pure, fresh, and organic?

The simple method to identify is that before purchasing any product, look for the organically certified mark that is provided by the regulatory authority, FSSAI then checks for the labels indicating the ingredients, manufacturing date, expiry date, and any specific indication. Also, you can check the various spices for adulteration. There are specific methods for the commonly used spices, let us look at some of the methods used frequently at homes without special types of equipment required.

  • ORGANIC TURMERIC POWDER: It is one of the easiest ways to check the adulteration, take a glass of warm water and add one teaspoon of turmeric to it. Do not stir, if the powder settles at the bottom and the water above is clear then the turmeric is pure.
  • ORGANIC RED CHILLI POWDER: Red chili powder can be adulterated with the brick powder or artificial colors normally. There are different methods for the detection of both. To test the brick powder, you can rub the chili powder at the bottom of the glass, if you feel the gritty texture that indicates the presence of brick powder, otherwise, the red chili powder is 100 percent pure. For testing the artificial colors, take a glass of water and sprinkle some amount of red chili powder on it, if you get to see the streak of color then it is adulterated, otherwise not.
  • ORGANIC BLACK PEPPER: Often the black pepper is adulterated with papaya seeds. You can check the purity by adding some black pepper whole to the glass of water, if it settles down, it is considered pure.
  • ORGANIC MUSTARD SEEDS: Mustard seeds have a smooth texture and appearance but they are adulterated with argemone seeds. You can check the quality of seeds, if they appear sandy and uneven in terms of texture and when pressed the inner surface appears to be white then the seeds are adulterated with argemone seeds.

These are some of the tests that can be performed to check for the purity of the various organic spices.

Last but not least we can say that being aware citizens always check for the labels and certifications to maintain their health and incorporate the required nutrients regularly into your meals.
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