7 Things You Need To Know About The Chinese Virgin Boy Eggs

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Here Are 7 things you need to know about the Chinese virgin boy eggs
, a very weird but interesting culture.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5tk7t8QU454

1. Virgin Boy Eggs

The virgin boy egg is a traditional delicacy of Dongyang, China made by cooking eggs in urine collected from young boys.. yuck!!.

2. Preparation

Well, here is how it is prepared…

Boys urinate directly into collection buckets set out by vendors.

After that, the eggs are then soaked and boiled in the urine, for some hours. Then it is removed from the pot, the shells are cracked and carefully returned back to the pot of boiling urine. Cooking takes all day.

3. It Heals The Body

According to a practitioner of Chinese medicine, urine crystals are like ren zhong bai. “It can treat yin deficiency, decrease internal body heat, promote blood circulation, remove blood stasis and just generally reinvigorate the body.

4. It Is More Expensive Than A Normal Egg

Sold by street vendors who take great care to keep them at just the right temperature, the eggs are typically priced around 1.50 yuan (about US$0.24); double the usual cost of a prepared egg.

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7. It Is A Local Cultural Heritage

In 2008, due to the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted through it from one generation to the next, Dongyang recognized the eggs as a local intangible cultural heritage.

Sources:
Nomnompaleo.com

Rocketnews.com

Unesco.org

wikipedia.org

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Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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