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    What should I pay attention to when buying bayberry

    • Last Update: 2022-09-22
    • Source: Internet
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    According to the news on the WeChat public account of Hangzhou Market Supervision Administration on the 4th, the market season of bayberry and mulberry is approaching.
    , sucralose, neotame and other sweeteners and dehydroacetic acid and other preservatives
    .

    The article shows that from 10 batches of mulberries and 20 batches of bayberry, a total of 30 batches of fresh fruits in the season, 6 batches of bayberry were detected using sweeteners, of which 3 batches of cyclamate were detected, and 2 batches of sodium saccharin were detected.
    , 1 batch of sucralose was detected, and the discovery rate of illegal use of additives in bayberry was 30%.
    The detected content of chlorosucrose was 0.
    0186g/kg, and no preservatives were detected in this special sampling inspection
    .

    The article stated that sodium cyclamate, sodium saccharin, and sucralose are well-known sweeteners, all of which are safe food additives approved by the state
    .
    According to the "National Food Safety Standard for the Use of Food Additives" (GB 2760-2014) on food classification and the types of food additives allowed to be used, bayberry and mulberry are fresh fruits, and sodium cyclamate, sodium saccharin, sucralose, etc.
    are not allowed.
    For food additives, in order to improve the sweetness of fruit and thus promote sales, merchants may use food additives beyond the scope of immersion
    .

    Due to the extremely high sweetness of these sweeteners, only a small amount can be used to balance the slightly sour taste.
    Take cyclamate as an example: the allowable daily intake established by the FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) (ADI) is 11mg/kg bw, and the average adult (60kg) consumes nearly 10kg of bayberry a day may exceed the standard intake.
    The actual detected content of this special project is generally low, not exceeding 0.
    1g/kg, and the overall consumption It is less harmful to the human body, but it is still illegal to use food additives beyond the scope
    .

    In this regard, the Hangzhou Municipal Administration for Market Regulation issued a consumer reminder:

    It is recommended that consumers choose bayberry with full particles and a slightly darker color.
    The appearance of the pulp is sweeter with round thorns and more sour with sharp thorns; fresh bayberry has a natural fragrance and no alcohol
    .

    Except for Jiangxi bayberry that went on the market earlier in early May, bayberry is generally listed in early June to mid-June.
    It is recommended to be cautious about buying bayberry that is too early or late
    .

    Consumers are advised to pay attention to the matching of appearance, color and taste, and be alert to the risk of using sweeteners when the fruit is small and light in color but tastes too sweet
    .

    Bayberry and mulberry have a short shelf life.
    Generally, the appearance and taste will change significantly within 2 days at room temperature.
    If the shelf life is too long, consumers are advised to be alert to the risk of using preservatives
    .

    Bayberry and mulberry are high in fruit acid, and children and consumers with poor gastrointestinal function should not consume excessive amounts
    .
    (Editor Li Chuang)





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