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How will you separate husk or dirt particles from a given sample of pulses before cooking?

Answer :

(1) Husk or dirt particles can be separated by the winnowing method.

(2) Undesirable substances such as pieces of stone in the pulse or rice can be separated by hand-picking but the husk is mixed with the pulse then we separate it by winnowing.

(3) It is used to separate the heavier and lighter components of a mixture by wind or by blowing air.

(4) In this method, the mixture of husk and seeds of grains are taken on a plate and are made to fall down from a height up to our shoulders.

(5) As the mixture falls down, the lighter husk is taken away by blowing air and the heavier grain seeds fall down to make a heap.

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