Ash for sale on e-commerce sites; Rs 399 for 250 gram only!
Thrissur: Ash was mere a waste in the kitchen until a few years ago. But its status has changed now and also the price multiplied. Customers can order for ash via online at a cost of Rs 399 for 250 gram. A discount offer also is available which provides the item for Rs 160. In online market, ash has a stylish name too – dish washing wood ash.
The e-commerce websites are showing ash as a product for washing dishes and an effective fertilizer for plants. More of the products are manufactured by Tamil Nadu-based companies. The product reviews on the websites are full of praising comments on the items. However, rating of ash remains at one.
Ash is ideal for cleaning dishes because of the purifying quality of carbon. It can clean oily substances and other dirt on the dishes. Though it cannot offer to make the vessels shine bright, it is safe because ash does not contain any chemical. Ash acts as a good fertiliser due to the potassium in it, said S Sandeep, senior scientist at Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) in Peechi.