sekarang ni heboh diperkatakan mengenai telur buatan manusia atau pun telur tiruan...barang tiruan pasti tidak boleh menandingi barangan yang asli...dan sedikit sebanyak pasti ada kesan sampingan...jika bukan barang makanan, oklah juga...tapi jika barang yang di tiru itu akan kita makan, bayangkan kesan jangka panjang dan kemudaratan yang akan kita lalui....
menurut artikel ini yang saya petik dari XIAMEN NEWS ...jika telur tiruan ini dimakan dalam jangka masa panjang...ia boleh memberikan kesan kecacatan pada otak kita...bayangkanlah jika anak-anak yang masih kecil makan telur tiruan ni setiap hari???
source: photos and articles from Xiamen News It is hard to tell fake eggs simply by looking. Experts said fake eggs have shinier shells and are without the fishy smell of real eggs. Consumers can hear a watery sound when shaking them.
Fake eggs that contain a substance that causes mental retardation were found in Xiamen. A local consumer bought some from a street vendor near Zhukeng Road, Huli District of Xiamen. He later found the yolks were very unusual after the eggs were cooked. One wholesaler was raided, a news report said, but the manager denied selling them.
The real-looking fakes contain no protein. Instead, chemicals such as alum, sodium alginate, gelatin, calcium chloride and sodium benzoate are found in them. The "yolk" is dyed with tartrazine while the eggshell is made from calcium carbonate. Fake egg has strange looking yolk after being cooked.
The long-term consumption of aluminum, an element of alum, can cause mental retardation. Associate professor Fung Ying’sing, of Hong Kong University's department of chemistry said, sodium alginate and gelatin are used as solidifiers and stabilizers in food. Calcium chloride is a drying agent while alum is used for purifying water. Fung said some of the impurities in the chemicals may be harmful.
Insoluble ingredients in fake eggs, such as calcium, can be excreted and the risk of poisoning is not high unless consumed in large quantity and frequently. Fung warned that aluminum can cause mental retardation. Fake eggs were also discovered in Chengdu last year, Beijing in 2007 and Guangzhou in 2005. Experts said fake eggs have shinier shells and are without the fishy smell of real eggs. Consumers can hear a watery sound when shaking them.