Traders alter broiler eggs to 'become' country eggs
Small broiler eggs are being altered to look like
country chicken eggs by the some traders to take advantage of the popular belief
that country eggs are more nutritious than broiler eggs.
The medical fraternity, however, says that the broiler eggs are not
inferior to the country chicken eggs, known locally as 'desi eggs'. For decades,
though, people have had the notion that the small 'desi eggs' provide more
energy with its high protein content.
Traders have now devised a devious method to cheat customers by getting
broiler eggs altered into desi eggs.
Small eggs discarded out of broiler egg crates are collected, which are
sold for a small price. Later, the outer shells of the small eggs are given a
brown-pinkish colour to look like the desi eggs by using tea leaves. The eggs
are rolled in lukewarm water in which tea leaves have been boiled.
Some paediatricians, however, say that children should be given broiler
eggs that are produced in farms rather than desi eggs because broiler eggs have
more protein content due to the large white portion.
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