BEWARE Plastic Eggs in the market: Tips To Identify

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Do you eat eggs or plastic eggs?

Eggs are a protein-packed, nutrient-rich, and affordable breakfast food that can help you get fit and healthy without breaking the bank. From last few weeks the news of plastic eggs is rotating like wild fire in the market. Plastic eggs have been found in Kolkata, Chennai and now in Dombivali (Mumbai) market.

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Plastic eggs identification Tips


1. Fake egg’s shell is a little shinier than the real egg, but it is not very noticeable.

2. When touch the fake egg by hand, it feels a little rougher than the real egg.

3. Shake the fake egg will make some noises, because water overflows from the solid agent.

4. Real egg smells a little like raw meat.

5. Tap the egg lightly. Real egg makes a more crisp sound than the fake egg.

6. Shortly after opening the fake egg, egg yolk and egg white will melt together. This is because the egg yolk and egg white are made of the same raw materials.

fake eggs7. When frying a fake egg, the yolk will spread without being touched.

Eggs Facts


1. Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy.

2. To tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked, spin it! If the egg spins easily, it is hard-cooked but if it wobbles, it is raw.

3. If an egg is accidentally dropped on the floor, sprinkle it heavily with salt for easy clean up.

4. Egg protein has just the right mix of essential amino acids needed by humans to build tissues. It is second only to mother’s milk for human nutrition.

5. An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year.

6. To produce one egg, it takes a hen 24-26 hours.

7. Fake chicken eggs are becoming a problem in China. They are made to look like the real thing from a mixture of resin, coagulant and starch complete with pigment for color as well as a counterfeit shell. One person can make approximately 1500 of them per day.

8. Worldwide, around 1.2 trillion eggs are produced for eating every year. The average person on Earth consumes 173 eggs a year.

9. Forty per cent of the world’s eggs are consumed in China.

10. The world record for eating hard-boiled eggs is 65 in 6min 40sec, by Sonya Thomas in 2003. She would have eaten more but they ran out of eggs.


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