Here’s some Egg-in-Your-Face……..
April 8, 2008 at 7:50 pm #13802luckyModerator
Q: WHAT CAUSES BLOOD SPOTS?
A: Small spots of blood (sometimes called “meat” spots) are occasionally found in an egg yolk. These do not indicate a fertile egg; they are caused by the rupture of a blood vessel on the yolk surface during formation of the egg. Most eggs with blood spots are removed during the grading process but a few may escape detection. As an egg ages, water moves from the albumen into the yolk, diluting the blood spot. Thus, a visible blood spot actually indicates a fresh egg. Such eggs are suitable for consumption. The spot can be removed with the tip of a knife, if you wish.
Q: WHY DO SOME HARD-COOKED EGGS
HAVE A GREENISH RING AROUND THE YOLK?
A: The harmless greenish ring is due to an iron and sulfur compound which forms when eggs are overcooked or not cooled quickly.
Q: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
BROWN AND WHITE SHELLED EGGS?
A: No. Shell color is determined by the breed of hen and is not related to quality, nutrients, flavor or cooking characteristics. Since brown egg layers are slightly larger birds and require more food, brown eggs are usually more expensive than white.
Q: HOW LONG WILL EGGS KEEP?
A: Fresh shell eggs can be kept refrigerated in their carton for at least 4 – 5 weeks beyond the pack date. Quality losses should be insignificant if the eggs are refrigerated as soon as possible after purchase from a refrigerated case. Hard cooked eggs
should be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Q: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STORE EGGS?
A: Store eggs in their carton because eggs can absorb refrigerator odors.
Q: IS IT SAFE TO EAT RAW EGGS?
A: The risk of food poisoning from eggs is highest with raw and lightly-cooked dishes. It’s best not to serve raw or lightly-cooked dishes made with eggs.
Q: WHAT ARE THE STRINGY WHITE PIECES IN EGG WHITES?
A: These rope-like strands of egg white, called chalazae (ka-LAY-zee) are not imperfections or beginning embryos but a natural, edible part of the egg. They keep the yolk centered in the thick white.
Q: ARE EGGS AN ECONOMICAL FOOD?
Q: ARE FERTILE EGGS MORE NUTRITIOUS?
A: Fertile eggs are not more nutritious than nonfertile eggs. They do not keep as well as nonfertile eggs and are more expensive to produce.
Q: WHY ARE SOME HARD-COOKED EGGS DIFFICULT TO PEEL?
A: Fresh eggs may be difficult to peel. Those which have been stored for a week to 10 days before cooking will usually peel more easily.
Q: WHY IS AN EGG WHITE SOMETIMES CLOUDY
OR HAS A YELLOW OR GREENISH CAST TO IT?
A: Cloudiness of raw white is due to the presence of carbon dioxide which has not had time to escape through the shell and is an indication of a very fresh egg. A slight yellow or greenish cast in raw white may indicate the presence of riboflavin.
Q: IS THERE A SAFE WAY TO PRESERVE EGGS OVER TIME ?
A: To preserve eggs it is only necessary to close the pores of the
shells. This may be done by dipping them in melted paraffine, or
packing them in salt, small ends down; or pack them in a keg and cover
them with brine; or pack them in a keg, small ends down and cover them
with lime water; this not only protects them from the air, but acts as
From Qualityegg.comApril 8, 2008 at 7:54 pm #56509PeggyMember
Thanks Lucky! I needed some new cooking tips for the newsletter I am just now getting ready to send out! 😯
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