Microwaves action on milk? why not

Hao Xiao haoxiao at cc.UManitoba.CA
Tue Jan 10 03:57:46 EST 1995


> As a Post Script, I wanted to add that I'll tell you one example where 
> microwave heating is a BAD idea. I remember hearing as a resident at a Chicago
> hospital where one of the other residents had a unit of frozen RBC's ready to
> run in a transfusion, but hadn't allowed the time for proper thawing. You can 
> figure the rest.................
> That's what I call a bad plan for microwaving.........
>                                        
>                                                     .....L. Balla, DDS
> 
> : I agree with most of the above statements...denaturization of the protein 
> : would be the limit of the "crime" in culinary terms, and only if the isolated
> : super-heated pockets formed during the process. There would be no effect that 
> : I would worry about. I drink milk heated in this fashion frequently, and most 
> : of you do too.
> : DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

> : : As a young father (my baby now is 7 weeks old) I read a lot...
> : : I've read (and some people also told me) that warwing up a feeding
> : : bottle using a microwave oven is not recommended because the microwaves
> : : cause molecular changes in some proteins of the milk.
> 
> : : But, at this time, nobody could confirm that or give me an more
> : : scientific explanation.
> 
> : : If someone could provide me a answer that an engineer like me can
> : : accept, it would be very nice.
> 

	Why not? Nobody has provided sound explanation why microave 
destroy antibodies or proteins if not the temperature. 

If it is only for food. denaturation of protein is good for digestion 
(you eat Yoga???, your stomach (? N HCl) denature protein too. 



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