Silver Sprinkle Only for Decoration

Christmas dishes often use silver sprinkle ornaments, but not to eat

The Cakes, illustration - Image Credit N Rosdiana

Festive offerings of Christmas cakes will adorn many eating places as the Christmas season arrives, especially this December. Normally when you pass the showcase of pastry shops will be presented a variety of Christmas cakes that tempt flavor with a splash of light that invites a stop for a moment.

You must know the festive Christmas dinner in front of the family home table that celebrates Christmas, similar viewers will be seen, the colorful Christmas cakes sparkling in color. Indeed, the purpose of a silver sprinkle sprinkled on top of the cakes is to make the atmosphere more lively and impressive, of course.

Who refused the dish of Christmas cookies like that? Quoting CNN Indonesia, December 13, that you could be tempted, but need to be more vigilant and able to control the amount of cake that goes into the stomach.

Regardless of the sweet and tasty taste of the cakes, you need to see the carbohydrate and sugar content in the overcooked pastry can be harmful to health.

Well, in addition to the above it turns out there are other problems arise this time, as reviewed in the article, that people who celebrate Christmas not only need to keep tabs on calories from food and cookies, but also about dangerous foods.

You may need to look at the explanation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that there is a 'cake' accessory that makes the cake look beautiful it is not all safe to eat.

Fruit Cakes, illustration - Image Credit N Rosdiana

Here's the thing to worry about, a sprinkling of beads on a cake, especially one with a silver color, citing The Daily Meal, the silver sprinkles cake decoration was not approved as a safe meal.

Agree if the purpose of silver sprinkle as a decoration of various pastries or cake, perfect round and shiny shape is considered appropriate to 'enliven' the cake. Even a quote from Baker's Kitchen from WHDH, writes that this silver-colored sprinkle does have a layer of sugar that makes it feel sweet.

You certainly believe the FDA statement, it turns out that this silver sprinkle has been on the 'forbidden' list since 1906, and it is forbidden to be a food additive.

But. The fact that is happening today is often seen in the culinary world since the 1970s, the massive use in decorating the cakes with the silver sprinkle. The FDA did not ignore this, they immediately revealed that this sprinkle is just decoration and not edible.

Quite clear and worthy of scrutiny, regardless of the sprinkling is indeed present on the cake or cookies, but for the sake of health, of course you have to throw all these sprinkles before eating.

Source: C Andhika Setyanti, CNN Indonesia, The Daily Meal, Baker's Kitchen
Image: N Rosdiana


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