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I need answers asap PLEASE!! Egg albumin(egg white) is red??

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 12, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I just cracked open a few eggs and last one I cracked, the whole albumin looked transparent red. Why is this? Is it edible? Will I get ill if I do? Or should I try to scoop out the red albumin from the good eggs?

I just found a picture similar to the egg on this blog.

http://life-is-like-a-long-journey.blogspot.ca/2011/01/red-egg-white.html

Update:

I have now eaten the eggs scrambled, but I cooked it at a higher temperature than I usually do just to be safe. The egg smelled fresh and wasn't spoiled by the way.

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on February 13, 2013
at 12:09 AM

If I remember correctly, parts of Asia have a peculiar delicacy: boiled fertilized egg embryos! I guess that answers the 'edibility' part of your question :)

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on February 13, 2013
at 12:04 AM

It's red because it's blood. It's edible as long as you're sure that the egg isn't rotten.

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on February 12, 2013
at 11:52 PM

So the only reason one might not want to eat it is because it's "gross"? So it's edible right? Lol, I will eat it then.

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on February 12, 2013
at 11:50 PM

I suppose some people don't mind eating the red stuff but I think it's gross!

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on February 13, 2013
at 12:11 AM

It's fine. Worse that might happen is that you become a chicken vampire. But, you won't be sparkly, so I, at least, will think you're okay.

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on March 13, 2013
at 06:13 AM

its most likely a fertile egg. valued to be more nutritional by many but you can have fertilized eggs that are not so dramatic, some are just a bit more "colorful"

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on February 13, 2013
at 12:07 AM

The eggs I cooked this morning had red "whites." It is blood and perfectly edible.

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on February 12, 2013
at 11:47 PM

I think it's blood (fertilized egg perhaps?). Just toss the red part if you can, otherwise toss all of it and start over. You might want to crack each egg individually into a glass before adding it to your bowl.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

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on February 12, 2013
at 11:50 PM

I suppose some people don't mind eating the red stuff but I think it's gross!

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

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on February 13, 2013
at 12:04 AM

It's red because it's blood. It's edible as long as you're sure that the egg isn't rotten.

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

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on February 12, 2013
at 11:52 PM

So the only reason one might not want to eat it is because it's "gross"? So it's edible right? Lol, I will eat it then.

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