June 24, 2020

What you see: Translucent, watercolor-like smudges on your eggshell
What it is: Mottling, or a place where moisture is trapped in the shell
Eat or toss: Eat! This is a cosmetic issue (if it's a spiderweb pattern, however, you may be looking at a crack so check out this...

June 1, 2020

What you see: Specks of grime stuck to an egg
What it is: Chicken feces (eww), possibly also dirt or bits of the carton
Eat or toss: Eat! But use some caution and avoid letting the soiled areas contact surfaces in your kitchen 

The story:
When I sent a photo of this egg...

May 18, 2020

What you see: A translucent spiderweb or shatter pattern on your egg; you may not see an apparent crack.
What it is: The shell is slightly cracked, but the membrane around the egg white is still intact. 
Eat or toss: Eat! But prioritize eating this egg and make su...

May 5, 2020

What you see: A dented, cracked egg; its contents may or may not appear to have spilled out
What it is: The dent suggests that both the shell and the egg's membrane layer broke, making it easier for pathogens to enter. 
Eat or toss: This depends on when the crack occur...

February 5, 2020

What you see: Hard, sand-like bumps or a gritty texture on your egg’s shell
What it is: Calcium carbonate deposits.
Eat or toss: The egg is fine. Large deposits might make the shell more likely to crack if it's jostled, but as long as the shell is intact, the yolk and...

January 21, 2018

If we were to illustrate sadness with food, I think it might look like that haphazard pile of restaurant French fries that you just couldn’t quite finish. Wher

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