Salep is a flour made from the tubers of the orchid genus Orchis (including species Orchis mascula and Orchis militaris). These tubers contain a nutritious, starchy polysaccharide called glucomannan. Salep flour is consumed in beverages and desserts, especially in places that were formerly part of the Ottoman Empire like syria and palestine where it is a traditional winter beverage.
|Appearance||Brown yellow powder||Brown yellow powder|
|Loss on drying||10.0% Max||<10.0%|
|Residue on Ignition||10.0% Max||<10.0%|
|Total plate count||10,000cfu/g Max||<10,000cfu/g|
|Yeast & Mold||1000cfu/g Max||<1000cfu/g|
|Conclusion||Complies with the standards.|