While it is a known fact that most of the world’s natural rice supply is from China, which is put at more than 200 tons every year. It is also a known fact that China is a breeding ground for the unscrupulous production of plastic rice. This rice is actually made from plastic material and potato starch, these ingredients are prepared using a rice fragrance to give it the semblance of being natural rice and may go undetected to the naked and untrained eye. However, there are simple tips that you can try out at home today to ensure that the rice you intend consuming is natural and not plastic rice. Here are the simple plastic rice detection tips you can deploy today!
- Try Out The Mold Test Procedure
After cooking rice, leave it in a place where sunlight can get to it for a couple of days, if it is natural rice, it should start developing mold; however, if it is plastic rice, it will still remain the same with no mold growth in it.
- Use The Fire Test Procedure
When you light up natural rice, it will not burn; however, when plastic rice is lit up, it will burn quite easily.
- Try The Water Test Procedure
When you put some grain of rice in a glass cup filled with water, if the grains of rice sink to the bottom of the glass cup, then the rice is natural; however, if the grains of “rice” floats, then it is plastic rice.
- Try Out The Mortar And Pestle Test Procedure
When you use a mortar and pestle to grind some rice grains into powder form. If the ground rice papers as a white powder, then the rice is natural; however, if the ground “rice” powder appears yellow in color and actually stains the mortar and pestle, then you have plastic rice in your possession.
You should try out these tips for checking for the identity of the rice you have purchased today, to ensure that you have natural rice and not the plastic one.
Source: Healthy Life Vision