More Expensive, First Investigate 6 Myths and Truths About Chicken Eggs

More Expensive, First Investigate 6 Myths and Truths About Chicken Eggs

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The price statistics has risen to IDR 30,000 per kilogram in many areas in Indonesia.

Because it is a cheap and easy source of protein, many Indonesian households rely on eggs. However, there are still those who believe in egg myths.

According to Commerce Minister Zulkifli Hasan, there is no need to fuss about the increase in egg prices. Instead, he continued to say that there are other things that should be given priority, one of which is the trade project with India worth billions of dollars.

If you want to eat eggs? You should reconsider whether eggs are still pocket friendly or not. Then check out some egg myths that should be dispelled.

1. The red dot on the yolk is the sperm of the rooster

There are different assumptions when identifying the red thread attached to the yolk. Some people think this is a sign that the egg is not safe to eat or that it is a rooster’s sperm.

As reported by Healthline, this red thread or red spot is a drop of blood. Droplets of blood appear naturally during the egg cycle in some chickens.

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The drops of blood come from small blood vessels that have burst in the hen’s ovaries or fallopian tubes. The ovaries of chickens are full of small blood vessels and sometimes burst during the act of laying.

2. Eating yolks makes you fat

When you eat eggs, do you eat the whole egg or just the egg white? Some people choose to avoid egg yolks because they are thought to make the body stretch faster.

Although the egg is not responsible for weight gain. If you keep the egg yolks, it’s like wasting vitamins and minerals useful for the body, especially vitamin D.

3. Eating eggs can increase cholesterol

A debunked egg myth is that eating eggs can raise cholesterol levels. Eggs are thought to contribute a lot of fat and protein to the body.

As reported by Health Shots, the contents of eggs have no significant effect on cholesterol levels in the blood. Eggs actually contain HDL or good cholesterol and can eliminate certain types of cholesterol in the blood.

4. Don’t eat too many eggs

Many people advise not to eat eggs regularly. Eggs should be consumed a few times a week, not every day.

In recent research it has been found that there is no problem in eating eggs every day. As reported by the Food Network, eggs will be a nutritious food and an alternative source of protein in addition to meat and dairy products.

5. The color of the egg indicates the nutrient content of the egg

Don’t believe the egg myth anymore that the color of the egg shell indicates its nutritional content. Brown egg shells are considered more nutritious than white or pale eggs.

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The difference in the color of the shell actually indicates the body of the chicken. Chickens with white ears will lay white. While the hen with red ears wears a brown shell.




Workers collect harvested chicken eggs, in one of the farms in the Bogor region.  West Java, August 24, 2022. (CNN Indonesia/Adhi Wicaksono)Photo: CNN Indonesia/Adhi Wicaksono
Workers collect harvested chicken eggs, in one of the farms in the Bogor region. West Java, August 24, 2022. (CNN Indonesia/Adhi Wicaksono)

6. Pregnant women avoid eggs so that the babies do not get sick

Ovarian cancer is common among children. But you can’t just blame the egg-eating habits of the mother when the child is in the womb. A very popular egg myth is that pregnant women who eat eggs can cause allergies in their children.

Eggs are a source of protein, minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Instead, mothers are advised to eat eggs and other nutrients such as fish, nuts and seeds.

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[Gambas:Video CNN]