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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2019 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 701-707
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2019.701.707
 
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Investigating the Existence of Artificial Eggs in Bangladesh and the Fact

Md. Ataul Goni Rabbani , Shakila Faruque, Md. Rakibul Hassan and Nathu Ram Sarker

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Per capita egg intake has been increasing with a significant rate annually here in Bangladesh due to tremendous development of the poultry sector. But, people are in dilemma to intake this high valued biologically standard protein source due to an emerging panic regarding artificial eggs. Thus, the present study was undertaken to investigate the fact regarding existence of artificial/fake eggs in the country’s food markets through evaluation of egg quality and proximate composition of collected samples. Materials and Methods: Some 3750 table eggs were collected from suspected entry points, local and popular food markets and shopping centres of different localities under 8 administrative divisions of the country. External and internal qualities of egg, proximate composition of egg content and external appearance for egg abnormality determination were done following standard procedures and compared with fresh egg samples from BLRI Poultry Research Farm. All recorded data were analyzed using open source R software. Results: After analyzing results, significant differences were found in case of external and some internal properties (height, width and weight of the albumen and the yolk and Haugh unit) of eggs. Non-significant results were found while analyzing proximate composition of whole eggs, egg albumen and yolk. Despite statistical variation of the findings, most of the values resembled the standard ranges of normal eggs. Very considerable percentage (1.25%) of egg abnormalities were also found in this study. Conclusion: As the findings of the present study appeared normal, it can be concluded that claim of artificial or fake egg’s existence in Bangladesh is nothing but a rumor.
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How to cite this article:

Md. Ataul Goni Rabbani, Shakila Faruque, Md. Rakibul Hassan and Nathu Ram Sarker, 2019. Investigating the Existence of Artificial Eggs in Bangladesh and the Fact. Journal of Applied Sciences, 19: 701-707.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2019.701.707

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2019.701.707

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