Mois­ture Con­tent (% by weight)

Consumer Voice - - The Surveillan­ce Series / Coriander (Dhania) Powde -

As per Food Safety and Stan­dards (FSS) Reg­u­la­tions, mois­ture con­tent in co­rian­der pow­der should not be more than 9.0 per cent by weight. Less mois­ture means more shelf life for the food prod­uct and hence lower is bet­ter.

re­quire­ment. per cent), which, as al­ready stated, is ben­e­fi­cial for con­sumers. MDH (6.8 per cent) had the max­i­mum mois­ture con­tent.

The char­ac­ter­is­tic aro­matic flavour of co­rian­der comes from their es­sen­tial volatile oils and fatty acids. As per FSS Reg­u­la­tions, volatile oil con­tent on dry­weight ba­sis shall not be less than 0.09 per cent by vol­ume/weight in co­rian­der pow­der. So, higher is bet­ter for con­sumers. le­gal limit in all brands.

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