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How we did not know before / Learn how to tell if the cheese you buy is natural or starchy
Written by SOT.COM.AL 4 Mars 2021
Cheese is undoubtedly one of the products that is never missing on the table of every Albanian family.
In the markets, specifically in the dairy outlets, you can find cheeses of different types, goats, cows or sheep from different areas of the country, according to which the prices also vary.
But how good is the cheese we buy in different dairies or dairies in the country?
There are many cases when the cheese that is sold in various dairies across the country is counterfeit or in other words prepared with starch and not natural
Traders, without wanting to be identified asked by AgroWeb.org do not know to identify whether the cheese they trade is completely natural or has additional ingredients.
In most cases the cheese they trade and comes from various dairy outlets without having accompanied the list of ingredients or in other words the label.
They buy it in barrels and divide it into parts to sell to consumers.
Manipulating Cheese with Starch - What Happens?
Manipulation of cheese with starch is a not uncommon phenomenon.
According to data from AgroWeb.org, in many cases cheese producers use starch to increase the quantities of cheese produced at a very low cost and with a very low quality as well.
But not only that, the problem is also the high amount of starch in the preparation of cheese.
Specifically, cheese makers in many cases use high amounts of starch, ie starch by mixing it with milk in the preparation of cheese.
This helps them to produce large quantities of cheese at lower costs by offering artificial and non-natural cheese on the market.
Is it natural or not? How to distinguish the quality of cheese
There is a way to identify whether the cheese is natural or not, which AgroWeb.org divides below to help all consumers.
It is enough for each of you before buying the right amount of cheese that the type you prefer to buy before a very small amount, even of 50 grams.
Then to test whether the cheese you are going to buy is natural or not, use to pour over three drops of iodine.
If the surface of the cheese on which the iodine drops have been thrown darkens too much, then it means that the cheese has been prepared with high amounts of starch.
This way you will help to buy quality and healthy cheese.
This is one of the simplest methods at home, but of course laboratory tests are the ones that really distinguish the quality of the cheese.
The advice of AgroWeb.org is to buy in certified places and when you have the right information on the quality of cheese production./AgroWeb.org