When making tea, cooking porridge and cooking meat, there will be foam. Is it harmful to eat it?

When making tea, squeezing juice and cooking meat, a layer of foam will appear on the water.

Some people said that this is the essence of the ingredients to be preserved, some people suspected that the harmful substances contained in it had to be removed, and some did not have what what called it.

How can we live in peace with the bubble? Dr. Clove came to tell you today.

Harmless foam

The foam produced by making tea, the foam when making coffee and the foam when squeezing fruit and vegetable juice are some special substances in tea, coffee or fruits and vegetables, which can be drunk safely.

Foam for making tea

The substance that produces foam when making tea is called [tea saponin], which is a kind of saponin.

According to current scientific research, it may have antibacterial effect and can inhibit fat absorption.

Therefore, don’t remove this layer of foam when drinking tea. However, the amount of tea saponin in tea is too small, which is far from the amount needed to produce antibacterial and other health effects.

Foam for squeezing fruit and vegetable juice

The foam when squeezing fruit and vegetable juice is the same as the foam in coffee. There are many substances that may be produced. They are also nutrients in fruit and vegetable juice and do not affect health.

Coffee foam

There are many foaming ingredients in coffee, and fine coffee particles can also produce foaming. Cappuccino’s foam is produced by milk. No matter whether the coffee itself or the foam produced by milk, it is not harmful to health and can be enjoyed to the fullest extent.

Foam for cooking rice/porridge or noodles

Rice and flour both contain some protein, some of which will dissolve into water to act as surfactant during boiling. In addition, some starch in rice and flour will also dissolve into water to increase the viscosity of water.

High viscosity soup helps to stabilize the existence of foam, that is to say, the higher the viscosity of soup, the more foam may be. These foams are not harmful to health and can be eaten safely.

Foams requiring special treatment

There are two kinds of foam that need special treatment, one is the foam when stewing meat or broth is boiled, and the other is the foam when soya-bean milk is beaten.

The foam of the stew

The foam produced in cooking should be skimmed off.

When cooking meat, the foam is slightly more complicated, and the main ingredient of the foam is also protein.

Fat and other components in the meat will also appear in the foam. In addition, many blood vessels in the meat and some residual blood will also run into the soup, often producing objectionable smell and appearance.

Therefore, the foam produced at the beginning of cooking meat mainly comes from the residual blood in the meat, accompanied by some impurities, which is best skimmed away. If white foam is produced later, mainly protein in the meat, it can be retained.

Beat soya-bean milk foam

The foam produced during soya-bean milk beating should be defoamed with oil and heated continuously.

The foam produced when beating soybean milk is mainly produced by saponins. It has no what problem itself, but its existence will make the soybean milk full of foam when it is not heated to boiling, creating the illusion of boiling.

At this time, soybean milk contains anti-nutrients such as protease inhibitors, which will affect the absorption of protein. Therefore, you can add a little oil to defoam, or the foam such as small fire heating disappears, and the soybean milk is heated to a real boiling.