DUSK: Dusks are a traditional way of preparing rice paper, which has become a popular foodstuff for many in rural areas of India.
The rolls are made from rice paper and rice flour, but the flour in the roll bounce can leave the roll sticky.
One of the popular ways of preparing dusks is by rolling them with a rubber band, which causes them to bounce and break.
The bounce can also be a sign of health problems such as diarrhoea, which is usually a result of the flour bouncing off the rice.
Dusking has also been a major cause of foodborne illnesses, with about 100 cases reported in the past two years, mostly in the northern state of Jharkhand.
But researchers have been trying to figure out why it’s not better for kids.
One possible explanation is that the bounce doesn’t have any biological impact on the rolls, says Rajiv Nair, an associate professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Jharni Medical College, in Jharpur.
This might explain why dusking is not as bad as it is for other foods such as ketchup and mustard, which contain the preservative propylene glycol, or MSG.
Another possible explanation, Nair says, is that duskers have a better absorption of preservatives than other types of rice paper.
Both explanations have been tested in human trials.
In the past, rice paper bounced was more likely to cause diarrhoeas than a similar roll made with a different starch or flour, Nairs says.
However, there have been no conclusive human trials of dusk bouncing on a rice paper in the future, he says.
The paper bounces more easily than a typical rice paper when it is rolled, which makes it a good option for kids who are very young.
In Jhariwal, one of India’s poorest states, a large part of the population lives in the districts of Nalgonda, Amarnath and Rajasthan.
The region is home to about 30 million people, who are the poorest in India.
Many children are unable to go outside and have to eat at home.
The government has been encouraging them to get out of the house.
Nair hopes the dusker will help them escape this fate.
“I hope that they will use the dumroll as a way of escape,” he says, pointing to the roll on a table next to the open kitchen.
“It’s a big step for us as we want to give them a choice.”