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In detail can someone please explain to me how cooking eggs makes them safe to eat in connection with enzymes Thank you


I understand that enzymes are killed because of the heat as it is a factor in destroying the enzymes activity but how does this explain why its safe to eat eggs. I know that eggs may sometimes contain bacteria such as salmonella, so if the eggs are heated does it mean that it will destroy the bacteria thus decreasing the enzymes to start denaturing and allowing it to be safe to eat?

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    In a word, yes. The eggs need to be completely cooked -- hard yolk and whites -- to be completely safe.

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    An important question being that so many eggs were destroyed recently!

    Try some of the following links:

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=how+can+cooking+eggs+make+them+safe+to+eat

    Sra

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    would it be acceptable with my explanation with enzymes?

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    I'd add that the eggs need to be thoroughly cooked, not just "heated."

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