“Virgin boy eggs” or eggs boiled in the urine of prepubescent boys preferably under the age of 10 are a popular spring time snack in China’s northeast city of Dongyang located in the middle of Zhejiang Province.
The eggs are believed to provide remarkable health benefits such as reducing body heat, enhancing blood circulation and reinvigorating the body.
“If you eat this, you will not get heat stroke. These eggs cooked in urine are fragrant,” Ge Yaohua, 51, owner of one of the more popular “virgin boy eggs” stalls, told Reuters. “They are good for your health. Our family has them for every meal. In Dongyang, every family likes eating them.”
Ge who has been making the snack for more than twenty sells each egg for 1.50 yuan, which is about $0.24 and twice the price of the regular eggs he also sells, says that the “Tong Zi Dan” eggs are popular because it its fresh and salty taste. Read the whole story here.