Mustard oil is a commonly-used cooking oil in India. With an increase in awareness, more and more people are adopting an organic lifestyle. Hence, kachi ghani mustard oil is a prominent choice. 

However, choosing where to buy your products is a challenging task. There are several sellers in the marketplace. One google search leads you to multiple leading mustard oil sellers. However, not all of them are selling 100% organic mustard oil.  

Hence, it is crucial to check the quality of organic cold-pressed mustard oil before you consume it.

There are many ways to test the quality of mustard oil at home. You can buy a kit, but there are easier ways to check the quality of mustard oil at home. It saves you money, and you don't have to run around the town looking for kits and ingredients. 

So here are some quick tips you can use today to check if your mustard oil is pure sarso oil or not.

How to Check the Quality of Cold Pressed Mustard Oil at Home?

Here are the factors that you should consider while checking the quality of mustard oil - 


The color of quality mustard oil is pale yellow with a slight tinge of a red hue. Other than this, if you notice any dark-colored particles floating in your bottle, it means that your bottle has been adulterated with other oils.

Flavor and Aroma

Pure organic mustard oil has a sharp flavor and distinct aroma. If the aroma of the oil is missing or if its flavor does not match with mustard oil, it is a sign of adulteration. 

Freezing Test

Pour a little oil into a clean glass container and keep it in the freezer for an hour or so. If the oil is pure, it will solidify because pure mustard oil does not freeze even after being kept in the freezer for an hour or more. 

If there is water in it or if it's adulterated, ice crystals will be formed on top of the oil, which indicates that the oil is not fit for consumption.

Vinegar Test

Take one tablespoon of cold-pressed mustard oil in a bowl and heat it for some time. Once it cools down, add a few drops of vinegar to the oil. If the vinegar starts bubbling, it means the oil has been adulterated with argemone oil.

Foam Test

Pour some mustard kachi ghani oil into a glass bowl and leave it undisturbed for 5-10 minutes. Next, pour some water into the bowl. If the water floats on top of the oil, then the oil is adulterated with liquid paraffin. Pure mustard oils will have water coming down slowly into the oil.

Paper Test

Take a small amount of organic kachi ghani mustard oil on a paper towel and let it dry up naturally. If there are no spots left behind after 10 minutes, the mustard oil is pure because adulterated mustard oil leaves dark spots after drying up. It is due to the presence of impurities like argemone seeds.

Rubbing Test 

Take a few drops of kachi ghani cold-pressed mustard oil on your palm and rub it for about two minutes. Then wash it off with water. If the oil leaves any residue or irritates your palm, avoid using it as it may cause serious health problems in the future.

Using a poor-quality oil can potentially harm your health. Buy all your organic products only from a trusted and recognized buyer. 

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