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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1014-1019

Efficacy of Selected Fat Constant Analysis to Ascertain the Purity of Ghee during Storage
Akash Chaudhari, Rohit Sindhav, C. H. V. K. Sudheendra, Akash Solanki,  Tanmay Hazra* and Vimal Ramani
Department of Dairy Science, Kamdhenu University, Amreli, India
*Corresponding author

Due to high market demand and comparatively poor supply of ghee; tends it to adulterate with cheaper oils and fats. Palm oil is one of the common adulterant widely reported in ghee. Fat constants analysis specially Richert Meissl value (R.M) value and Butyro-Refractometer (BR)reading regularly use to detect palm oil in ghee. However, fat constants were reported to be changed in ghee over the storage period. So present investigation was designed to check the efficacy of these two methods to ensure purity of ghee over storage period. Results of present study supported that BR reading and R. M value analysis able to detect palm oil in ghee when fresh or without storage. Although during storage both BR reading and R.M value decrease and increase respectively, for both pure and adulterated ghee. Hence, both this techniques are not sufficient alone to ascertain the purity of ghee during storage.

Keywords: Ghee, Palm oil, Fat constant, Storage, Oxidation

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Akash Chaudhari, Rohit Sindhav, C. H. V. K. Sudheendra, Akash Solanki, Tanmay Hazra and Vimal Ramani. 2021. Efficacy of Selected Fat Constant Analysis to Ascertain the Purity of Ghee during Storage.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1014-1019. doi:
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