Doctors explain why “meat glue” popular in Russia is dangerous 11:47

In Russia, over the past few years, the production of products using microbial transglutaminase – “meat glue” has become more frequent. The additive has a good effect on the consistency and appearance of the product, but its effect on the body is not fully known. At least, it can cause inflammation. It has been said 360.ru nutritionist, candidate of medical sciences Elena Solomatina.

Food industry experts noticed that the enzyme bonds well any protein. We are talking about meat, sausages, minced meat for meatballs, and even cheese and cottage cheese.

“In fact, everything that remains during production (signals, cartilage, etc.) can be ground and then glued together. They will then take the shape of the finished product,” the doctor explained.

Adding that manufacturers add enzymes to cottage cheese, improving not only the appearance of the product, but also its weight, the nutritionist emphasized that microbial transglutaminase is very useful in this regard. However, the exact effect of the supplement on health is still unknown. The nutritionist noted that a protein “glued” to the body is an incomprehensible product that the immune system tries to destroy as if it were something foreign.

“How is it destroyed? Only through a type of inflammation. Naturally, with this inflammation, nearby tissues are also damaged,” explained Salomatina.

Recent studies have confirmed that “meat glue” can cause intestinal diseases and autoimmune diseases, including celiac disease, so you need to be careful with this supplement, the doctor concluded.

Let us remind you that in Russia, the use of “meat glue” was banned as of January 1, 2020 due to insufficient research on its effects on the human body. However, according to the results of the study, Roskachestvo experts defined the presence of additives in cottage cheese from some manufacturers. In total, 25 cases of use of this ingredient were recorded, which is twice as many as in 2022.

Previously, Russian biologists offered Make a dietary supplement from licorice leaves.

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Source: Gazeta

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