In this answer, purity of ghee is tested by comparing home made ghee with store bought ghee. Store bought ghee is adulterated with three main ingredients. Learn about adulteration of ghee, types of adulterants, detection of adulterants in ghee. Buy unadulterated Pure Desi Ghee at VedicGiftShop. Detection of adulteration of ghee (clarified milk fat) with palm olein and sheep body fat using Reichert-Meissl (RM) value coupled with solvent.

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Simple Tests To Check Purity Of Your Ghee At Home

Sample preparation One gram of pure ghee and tallow were taken separately, melted by warming, 10 ml chloroform analytical grade from Merck India was added, sonicated for 15 min to make it homogenous and were used as stock solution. The detection of ghee with vanaspati be detect by using following tow tests. Jirankalgikar and Subrata De. The normal UV spectra of cow ghee and tallow [ Figure 1 ] did not reveal sufficient ghew that can be useful for detection of tallow adulteration in cow ghee.

Detection of Adulteration in Ghee

Not just in cooking, ghee has also been an important adulteartion in many Ayurvedic medicines. Stopper the test tube and shake to mix all the substances. There are other tests that need to be conducted in a laboratory environment. To acquaint with the problems of adulteration in Ghee and their detection. Is beef tallow really hazardous to health? Ghee is considered a pure food in Ayurveda. The naturally occurring butyric acid in ghee can help in the treatment of these diseases.


If, after some time, the bottom layer shows pink or red colour, the sample is adulterated with rancid ghee. Take about one teaspoonful of melted ghee in the test tube or bottle.

Now you have pure ghee ready. Among reported techniques, ultraviolet fluorescence and paper chromatography technique are not that much sensitive while other methods require sophisticated instrumental facilities such as gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and costly analytical processes.

Detection of tallow adulteration in cow ghee by derivative spectrophotometry

Support Center Support Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. The data reveals clear gehe in the second order derivative spectra of cow ghee, tallow and their mixtures in various proportions. Persistence of crimson colour indicates the presence of sesamum oil. It is said that unrefined vegetable oils, old and rancid ghee, animal fats, coal tar dyes and other substances are mixed with ghee by unscrupulous elements to increase ggee quantity being sold.

The value of the ratio of the absorbance of peaks at about nm and nm steadily decreases with fhee increasing proportion of tallow. The data reveals that there are clear differences in the second order derivative spectra of tallow and cow ghee. If crimson colour appears, add 10 ml of water arulteration and allow to stand for another 10 min. Error Sorry there was an error sending your form. Moreover, consumption of tallow induces risk of increase in serum cholesterol and triglycerides levels, which can lead to many further complications.


The milk should be whole and not skimmed. Take ml of melted ghee in a test tube. Evaluation of fast gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass gheee in the analysis of lipids.

If the sample is adulterated, the ghee and the coconut oil will solidify in separate layers. Technical Handbook of Oils, Fats and Waxes. This intensity adjlteration with the increasing proportion of tallow in cow ghee. To make ghee, the fat or cream from the milk can be skimmed off after the milk is boiled and cooled.

Chat with our experts now. Cow ghee was prepared in-house from pure cow milk.