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Tips to identify real or fake cooking oil with the naked eye


Cooking oil is one of the indispensable foods in every family. However, not everyone knows how to distinguish real and fake cooking oil.
Currently, dirty cooking oil made from waste and processed oil residue imported from abroad is being sold widely in the market. Therefore, how to distinguish real and fake cooking oil is the concern of many consumers.

Due to advanced refining techniques, it is difficult for consumers to distinguish real cooking oil from fake. To avoid buying dirty cooking oils, consumers should note the following characteristics: Cooking oil is golden brown, dark yellow Real cooking oil is usually brighter in color. If it is rapeseed oil, it will have a slight greenish yellow color, peanut oil will have a slight orange or yellow orange color. Fake cooking oil is usually dark in color, not bright but slightly dull. The usual color is golden brown, dark yellow, slightly black. Edible oil with sediment Real cooking oil has high transparency, no signs of solidification. When shaking the oil can, the oil feels smoother and easier to spread. However, fake cooking oil contains many impurities, different chemicals, so it is at the bottom of the bottle or it is deposited, solidified, the lower it is, the thicker it becomes. If you shake it gently, you will see that the oil flows smoothly, not smoothly. Cooking oil has a strange taste Real cooking oil has a greasy, characteristic aroma. If it is a specially extracted cooking oil such as peanut oil, rapeseed oil, etc., you will see its own flavor. When tasted, there is no sour or bitter taste. Fake cooking oil does not taste greasy and fragrant like real cooking oil. When tasting, there may be strange tastes due to adulterated oils or chemicals. Oil has a strange smell If you don’t want to taste it, you can also test the smell with your sense of smell. You just need to pour a little oil on the palm of your hand and smell it. Counterfeit cooking oil will have a bad smell, acrid, burnt or rancid, unpleasant. Because they contain too many impurities and are not carefully filtered, when put into plastic bottles, they will quickly react to create a burning smell like burnt plastic. In addition to distinguishing cooking oil by observing and tasting, housewives can also distinguish real cooking oil from fake by the following: – Take a small amount of iodized water into the bowl of cooking oil, if the blue color appears, it means that the cooking oil has been mixed with impurities containing starch. – Heat cooking oil to 150 degrees Celsius and then let it cool. If the oil has deposits, the oil has been adulterated. The more oil settles, the more impurities it shows.