Eggs, we always have them in our breakfast meals. Eggs have always been the favorite among bodybuilders as well, treating the food as the ultimate protein powerhouse. And then here comes the internet, filled with people providing false information, and eggs are not an exception of such.
Some people will then assume this falsity as a fact without debunking its origins, doing little to no research at all to prove its truth. Below, are the top three egg myths we are going to have a look at and end its falsity once and for all.
- Adulterated Eggs
- For some occasion, there are chances you can spot a tiny blood spot in its yolk. People then believed that this is an adulterated egg, thus, unsafe to eat. However, this is entirely false as the blood spots are the result of rupturing blood vessels in the hen’s ovaries during ovulation. The United States Regulatory Agencies (USDA) confirmed that eggs having these tiny blood spots are safe to eat and doesn’t produce any kinds of health complications.
- Brown Eggs > White Eggs
- Our parents used to tell us that brown eggs are packed with nutrients compared to regular white eggs. Sorry to burst your bubble, but this is another myth that needs to go away. The color of the egg does nothing to do with its nutritional value. Egg color depends on the breed of the hen where it’s hatched, and both eggs, no matter brown or white, has the same amount of nutrients.
- Eggs That Float in Water is Unsafe to Eat
- Various internet posts and videos have tested eggs if it floats in water or not. People say that eggs that float aren’t safe to eat, while the one that submerges to the bottom is the safer one. This is another myth that we need to bury once and for all. What’s true is that eggs that float are the older ones and the one that settles at the bottom are the younger ones.
- Buoyancy is the reason why an egg floats. Eggs have an air cell inside its shell that enlarges as time goes by making it buoyant, thus, having the ability to float in water.
- Lastly, to know if an egg is consumable or not, you have to crack it open and check its smell and color. If it emits a foul odor paired with a color that isn’t normal than the usual, then it’s time to throw it away.