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What do you mean by the term adulteration? Name two adulterant found in spices. What four precautions one should follow while purchasing spices? 

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Adulteration: Addition or removal of harmful or vital substances from food is called Adulteration. 

i. Coriander powder – dirt, saw dust, sand

ii. Red chili powder – lead chromate 

iii. Black pepper – papaya seeds 

iv. Turmeric – Metanil yellow

Precautions to be followed while buying spices: 

i. Buy packed spices. 

ii. Try to buy whole spices. 

iii. It is powdered, check the standard mark. 

iv. Buy from reputed shop. 

v. Take bill

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