Omelettes, scrambled, boiled, poached and sometimes, even raw, Eggs are our safe food! When you don’t know what to eat, you eat an egg! But how much do you really know about your best meal buddy? About the nutrients and stuff, yeah but about the way it looks? Nah!?

You must have read how to spot fresh one and its various uses apart from eating, but do you really know what that white string in an egg yolk is? I guess not. And neither do a lot of people coz they are freaking out just like her!  😀 white string in an egg yolk


The white squiggly thing–can’t do it. Have to fish it out every time. #eggs #chalaza #gross #amitheonlyone

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First things first – it is NOT the umbilical cord! Oh God no! Why would you even think that?!

That twirly white string in an egg yolk is called a CHALAZA.

I know it has that twisted appearance of an umbilical cord but it’s not it. Chalazae (plural) can be found on either side of the egg yolk, with the purpose of holding the yolk in place inside the egg. It is found in most birds, reptiles and in some plants.


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The important thing that you need to know is that they are a sign of a healthy egg! Oh yeah! With age, the chalazae wear off and disappears. So if you can’t find one after you have cracked open an egg, chances are that it is pretty old.

So now that we have educated you in some good Egg knowledge, go and spread it!

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