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

January 14, 2018

overnight What it is: Unrefrigerated raw eggs that could be breeding grounds for salmonella Eat or toss: This depen

September 7, 2017

What you see: White, stringy blobs on the yolk when you crack open an egg
What it is: The chalazae, essentially a set of strands built into the egg to anchor the yolk in the center
Eat or toss: Eat! This is simply part of the egg

First things first. Is there any ch...

July 28, 2017

What you see: A dark brown or reddish speck, most likely in the egg white What it is: A meat spot, likely a tiny piece of the chicken's reproductive tract that

April 29, 2017

What you see: A vivid red speck, or something that looks like a drop of blood in the egg yolk What it is: A spot of blood from the chicken’s reproductive tract Eat or toss?....

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