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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 09:28 AM   1
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meringues "I dont get it"


These are a banned food substance (as is bloomin everything during pg) but why?

The reason given is that raw egg is used to make them but last I checked meringues are cooked in an oven so what is the fuss. Surely that means all forms of cake, pastry etc are also banned.

BTW I have not given up meringues nor do I want one I just dont understand

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SOrry this may be a pointless thread but it has been bugging me for weeks



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 09:30 AM   2
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who says they are banned? ive never come accross this one! and you've set me off i want one now filled with loads of cream!!x



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 09:34 AM   3
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Ok, this is my guess (stress the word "guess")...

A lot of homemade meringues are often "optimal" if they are undercooked in the middle (you know, still soft). Like undercooked egg (of any type) this is where the risk comes in. BUT some people still eat runny eggs during pregnancy - so it is personal choice.

I would GUESS ("guess" stressed again...) that most shop bought packaged meringues (not sure about the frozen ones...) are pasturised and cooked to death.

It is probably just easier for advice to say "don't eat meringues" rather than "don't eat meringues that are soft in the middle" (since you often wont know how cooked through they are until you bite into them...).

Like most things it is personal choice as to how much risk you want to take (most are probably harmless).

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These are a banned food substance (as is bloomin everything during pg) but why?

The reason given is that raw egg is used to make them but last I checked meringues are cooked in an oven so what is the fuss. Surely that means all forms of cake, pastry etc are also banned.

BTW I have not given up meringues nor do I want one I just dont understand

ANy ideas ladies

SOrry this may be a pointless thread but it has been bugging me for weeks



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 09:35 AM   4
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My friend mentioned it but is it also on http://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnanc...ty/eggsexpert/

not that I will let it stop me if I fancy one I think it is wierd



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 09:35 AM   5
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oohh i want one with loads of cream now tooo



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 09:36 AM   6
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Ok, this is my guess (stress the word "guess")...

A lot of homemade meringues are often "optimal" if they are undercooked in the middle (you know, still soft). Like undercooked egg (of any type) this is where the risk comes in. BUT some people still eat runny eggs during pregnancy - so it is personal choice.

I would GUESS ("guess" stressed again...) that most shop bought packaged meringues (not sure about the frozen ones...) are pasturised and cooked to death.

It is probably just easier for advice to say "don't eat meringues" rather than "don't eat meringues that are soft in the middle" (since you often wont know how cooked through they are until you bite into them...).

Like most things it is personal choice as to how much risk you want to take (most are probably harmless).

QT


mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm meringues that are chewwy in the middle drool



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 09:38 AM   7
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I have only read that you shouldn't eat homemade meringue that is still gooey in the middle, because the eggs are still raw. But some eggs are sold pasteurised now anyway, so if these were used it wouldn't matter. Ready-made meringues or meringue nests you buy in a box are absolutely fine.

Actually I ate some very gooey meringue recently, made by caterers for a party. While I wouldn't eat raw meat or blue cheese at the moment, I take a lot of the other food advice with a large pinch of salt...



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 09:38 AM   8
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oohh i want one with loads of cream now tooo
you know vicky I am sensing a theam with you when I read food threads

I have to say taking about it has made me think about them too



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 09:41 AM   9
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I have only read that you shouldn't eat homemade meringue that is still gooey in the middle, because the eggs are still raw. But some eggs are sold pasteurised now anyway, so if these were used it wouldn't matter. Ready-made meringues or meringue nests you buy in a box are absolutely fine.

Actually I ate some very gooey meringue recently, made by caterers for a party. While I wouldn't eat raw meat or blue cheese at the moment, I take a lot of the other food advice with a large pinch of salt...
I am the same blue or goats cheese, to much caffien, raw fish, pate , liver I get the rest however I am not too bothered about.

Raw meat however is putting me into a quandry as I am going to the states in November and I do like an american steak, normally medium rare now what do I do, do I forgo the steak or ask for a medium (cant have it well done it is sacralige to the poor cow )



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 09:41 AM   10
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No, you can keep your meringue... I was reading something about baked cheesecake earlier - now that I could eat!

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