Sunday, April 10, 2011

FYI: How to Identify Fake Egg

Following the Fake Eggs Seized at Penang, Malaysia, I've come across a video from The Star Online's Youtube about how to identify fake eggs.

It is a bit tricky to identify if the egg is fake or not because "at a glance, they look similar." You need to take a closer look and be very detailed in observing.

How to Identify Fake Egg
Unusual size, larger than real eggs.
Has rougher surface than real eggs.
When broken, a fake egg has no sign of chalaza that holds the egg yolk.
When broken, the egg yolk of the fake egg mixes quickly with the egg white.
The fake egg yolk has darker yellowish hue.

So now we know how, if you're going to buy eggs, try see the size and the surface of it as obviously we can't crack the egg open to see the yolk right?? xD So check the size and the surface, rough or not. Then, get back home, check the yolk and see if it mixes easily with the egg white or not.

Alang-alang just buy Nutriplus with Omega 3 laaaaaa haiyaaaa so susah one la this matter. xD

Oh this is the video from The Star Online. See it!










Be safe,
Del

5 comments:

I just want to say something VERY important that I think you forgot to add.

Chinese people are very clever, and these manufacturers are not stupid! Your blog realizes that there are a few problems with the eggs, so of course, the 1.3 billion population of China realizes this also.

What I am trying to say is this: Chinese websites say the same thing as you, and the manufacturers may respond accordingly. If they can make a fake egg, you can bet your ass that they can make and add the chalaza, once they realize that they need it to go undiscovered.

Also, I think there may be another indication of a fake egg. I just noticed something on the pile of eggs in my kitchen in China (I am almost certain they are fake eggs).

There are indentations on the bottom of some of my eggs that I think are left from the mold. The indentations are lines, going around the egg, like if something soft sat on a cloth till it hardened. I will have my friend, who is a polymer scientist, examine the eggs later, and report back.

Thanks for your comment Josh, you're absolutely correct! Chinese are very clever and when they're nasty, they really ARE nasty! Hope your friend can figure out the eggs over in your house! =)

Ah, I found a way to test if the eggs are real or not. In a dark room, shine a flashlight through the egg. A real egg should be covered in small pinholes that are a result of natural air holes.

I guess it is possible that the manufacturers could eventually fake that too, but that seems to be cost/time-prohibitive.

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