Follow these easy steps to identify plastic rice

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:17 IST

Consumption of such rice is not only dangerous for health but it can also lead to deadly diseases like cancer and birth defects.

Follow these easy steps to identify plastic rice
Plastic rice is very harmful for your health

Reports of the alleged sale of such plastic rice in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Uttarakhand are doing the rounds on social media.

The news spread like wildfire after a video of a family playing cricket with a ball made up of plastic rice was uploaded on the internet.

Consumption of such rice is not only dangerous for health but it can also lead to deadly diseases like cancer and birth defects.

But you need not worry about it because we are going to tell you some very easy and simple ways to identify plastic rice:

1. The Water Test: Put some raw rice in a glass of water and stir it for a while. If the rice floats, it is plastic rice and if it settles down it is original rice.

Video of people playing cricket with a ball made of plastic rice has gone viral

2. The Fire Test: Burn some rice using matchbox and if it releases the plastic smell it is plastic rice.

3. Hot Oil Test: Put some rice into very hot oil. If it's plastic rice, it will melt and stick together.

4. The Fungus Test: Leave some boiled rice in a bottle for 2-3 days. If fungus appears on rice, it is original and if fungus doesn’t appear it is plastic rice.

5. Boiling Test: Watch your rice while boiling and if a thick layer is formed at the top of the vessel, it contains plastic.