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What on earth are the balls in the hot pot made of? Don't buy these three!

2022-02-04 08:41:31 Sogou wechat

What food goes best with this season

That's hot pot


In addition to all kinds of meat and vegetables

Meatballs are also regular customers in hot pot

Juicy beef ball 、 Fish ball 、 Shrimp balls



This kind of food that many people like

It also makes people feel confused

What are meatballs made of ?

Is the beef ball full of beef ?

What is the truth ?


“ Beef balls ” Is there beef in the ?

Many people think beef balls must be full of beef , However , This is not the case .

Beef balls are clearly marked in the ingredient list , It will contain a certain amount of pork 、 chicken 、 Duck meat , Some also add fish 、 Meat powder and other ingredients , Beef is not necessarily the most abundant in beef balls .


that , Meatballs should contain only meat , Why are there other ingredients ?

On this question , Industry standard 《SB/T 10379-2012 Quick frozen prepared food 》 There are clear provisions :

Contains chicken 、 pork 、 Fish 、 Minced shrimp meat products , pork 、 chicken 、 Fish 、 The content of shrimp meat should be ≥10%; And contains crab meat 、 beef 、 Minced mutton products , Crab meat 、 beef 、 The content of mutton should be ≥8%.

Industry standard 《 Rice-meat dumplings 》(SB/T 10610-2011) Specified in the :

The content of livestock meat in livestock meat balls should rank first , The meat content of aquatic products in aquatic products meatballs should rank first ; This standard also classifies the meat content in meatballs , Ordinary grade requires meat content ≥45%, Superior requires meat content ≥55%, Super grade requires meat content ≥65%.

Industry standard 《 Frozen surimi products 》(SC/T 3701-2003) Specifically stipulated in :

The starch content in the product ≤15%( In addition to simulating crab meat, starch content is required ≤10%), There is no regulation on the amount of surimi added . High quality fish balls 、 Shrimp balls , The label usually indicates fish ( Shrimp meat ) Content .

therefore , Rice-meat dumplings 、 Fish ball 、 Shrimp balls are not all meat , It may contain starch and some food additives that are allowed to be added .


Be careful , What is mentioned here is food additives , Is not “ Illegal additives ”. Food additives can be added and used as long as they comply with the provisions of the national standard , There is no behavior of over range and over limit addition , Its security can be assured . 


Often eat meatballs
Possible health risks

1、 High fat content

Compared with home-made meatballs , The meatballs sold on the market are mostly soft, tender and delicate, and the meat is fragrant everywhere , This is closely related to the fat content .

In general, the ingredient list of Meatballs will be marked , There is bovine fat 、 Lard fat 、 Chicken skin 、 Shortening and other substances , And their position is relatively forward ( High content ).

The high fat content makes the balls delicious , Eating more will undoubtedly increase obesity 、 Risk of dyslipidemia and other problems .


2、“ sodium ” High levels of

Meatballs on the market , The sodium content is generally 500mg/100g above , Often eat such meatballs ,“ sodium ” The risk of exceeding the standard will increase , From a health perspective , There are many potential threats to the body ( High blood pressure 、 Increased risk of calcium deficiency, etc ).


How to choose meatballs ?

1、 Choose prepackaged meatballs

Relatively speaking , Meatballs produced by big brand merchants , The relevant inspection and quarantine mechanism is more perfect , Label information is more trustworthy , It is not recommended to buy scattered hand-made meatballs or those sold by small businesses “ Less known and inferior brand ” food .

2、 Pay attention to the content of meat

Read food labels carefully , Buy beef 、 Fish 、 Products with higher shrimp content .


3、 Focus on “ meat ” The composition of

In addition to the content of meat ,“ The composition of the meat ” Equally important . Take young people's favorite pee pill for example , Some pee balls are not necessarily made of beef , The top few of the ingredients list are mostly chicken 、 Pork and other ingredients , You can choose according to your needs .

4、 Focus on calories and sodium

Pay attention to when buying meatballs 《 List of nutrients 》 The energy in it ( Quantity of heat ) And sodium content , From a health perspective , Low calorie 、 Meatballs with low sodium content are healthier , Preference can be given to .


These three meatballs are not recommended

1、 Don't buy cheap meatballs sold on the street . Do not know its production information , High risk .

2、 Don't buy meatballs sold naked .2011 Industry standards implemented in 《 Rice-meat dumplings 》 It clearly stipulates that : In sales , Meatballs should be equipped with freezers or freezers , Should not be sold naked . Meatballs sold naked , The risk of deterioration of its products is higher .

3、 Circle of friends 、 For personal sale “ Hand made meatballs ”. No inspection and quarantine mechanism , High security risk .

Sum up , No matter what kind of meat is made into balls , It's OK to taste it occasionally , But be careful not to overeat ; Pay attention to the quality of Meatballs when buying , Choose higher quality balls , Health tasting .

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source : The popular science of China (ID:Science_China)

Article expert : Wang Silu , National senior food inspector

Manuscript review : Liu Shaowei , Deputy director of food and drug regulatory research center of East China University of science and Technology 、 professor

Supervise the manufacture of : Mou Yanqiu   Chen Jingchun

edit : Cai mengxiao

proofreading : Dong Jingxue



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