Q. 3 H4.6( 15 Votes )

Answer the following:

Suggest some measures to avoid rancidity of oils.

Answer :

When we use old, left over cooking oil for making food stuff, it is found to have foul odour called rancidity.

i) Rancidity is an oxidation reaction.

ii) When oils or fats are left aside for a long time, they undergo air oxidation and become rancid.

iii) By keeping food in air tight container helps to slow down oxidation.

iv) Rancidity in the food stuff cooked in oil or ghee is also prevented by using antioxidants.

v) Usually antioxidants such as nitrogen gas flushed into bags containing food.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
Synthetic Fibres and Their Uses38 mins
Easy learning of Chemical Reactions of Metals & Non-Metals42 mins
NCERT | Change - Type and Properties50 mins
Discovery and Types of Microorganisms42 mins
Are Fibres and Plastics Types of Polymers?!29 mins
Products of Destructive Distillation of Coal and Their Uses37 mins
Quiz | Polygon & their Properties46 mins
Quiz | Know More About Mechanism and Types of Flame44 mins
Chemical Properties of Metals43 mins
Champ Quiz | Chemical Properties of Metals and Non-Metals29 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
view all courses