Mus­tard Oil (Kachchi Ghani)

Mus­tard Oil (Kachchi Ghani)

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Shall be free from adul­ter­ants

Its sharp taste and pun­gent flavour make it an all-time favourite cook­ing oil. At the same time, its vi­ta­min-laden, anti-bac­te­rial and anti-ox­i­dant prop­er­ties are ac­knowl­edged widely. With so many brands of mus­tard oil in the mar­ket­place, con­sumers may of­ten be faced with con­fu­sion about choos­ing one over the other. The ques­tion is: are they all as good as another and do they meet the ba­sic re­quire­ments? Do they all ful­fil the min­i­mum re­quire­ments and are they all safe for con­sump­tion? Do we know that the acid value in mus­tard oil in­di­cates the age of the oil? How many of us know that the oil must not have any traces of arge­mone oil or min­eral oil? Cold-pressed mus­tard oil, bet­ter known as kachchi ghani oil, should also be free from the sol­vent hex­ane.

This re­port checks seven pop­u­lar brands of mus­tard oil along the above-men­tioned pa­ram­e­ters, which are im­por­tant de­ter­mi­nants of qual­ity and safety. It may be noted that only three of the seven brands – namely Babaji, Kan­odia and P Mark – were AG­MARK-cer­ti­fied. The good news is that none of the tested brands di­verged from the Food Safety and Stan­dards (FSS) Reg­u­la­tions on the key pa­ram­e­ters, as dis­cussed in de­tail be­low.

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