6 types of eggs that you should not eat

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Most studies suggests that eggs are fine for consumption, and some has even went on to conclude that they are the perfect health food that contains high amounts of protein and nutrients that is difficult to find in other foods. Despite the findings that eggs are rich in cholesterol and when ingested, increase the cholesterol level in our blood will lead to an increase in heart diseases, most epidemiological research has found no connection between them.

Now that we know that we can eat eggs, the question remains: are there any inedible eggs? Read on to find the 6 types of eggs that we are encouraged not to consume.

Eggs with cracks in the shell are advised not to be consumed if stored for too long as bacteria can enter into the shell through the cracks.

Hard boiled eggs with shells that do not come off easily with a smell can indicate eggs that are stored for too long.

Eggs with a heavy odor indicates that a large amount of bacteria has invaded into the egg and chemical reaction has taken place; if consumed might result in food poisoning.

Eggs with ruptured yolk membrane – broken egg yolk- might indicate that bacteria or fungi has invaded the egg through pores on the shell and cause the protein structure to denature.

Eggs with black spots or mildew on the shell are not edible.

Raw or half-boiled eggs as bacterium in the egg might not be killed off completely during the cooking process.


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