The egg contains two parts that are ideal for consumption, the white and the yolk. Between the two you get almost 11 grams of protein, selenium, carotenoids, vitamin D, folic acid, calcium, healthy fatty acids, biotin, and riboflavin. All these components of the egg allow it to have multiple benefits within our body.
As we have mentioned, the egg is a food which is made up of the white and the yolk, two different areas that contain various nutritional elements of value to humans.
In addition, its peculiar and tasty flavor is one of the most used ingredients in the world of cooking. Therefore, it is one of the most abundant foods in the diet of all people in the world. Protein is particularly beneficial for people who exercise regularly.
But what happens if we find a red egg white?
There are different red dots that we can find when we open an egg. With that in mind, we are not referring to the little speck that we can find on the yolk as you can see in the image below.
In the case of finding a clear red color, the first thing we should do is discard it and not consume it. We tell you why.
This fact went viral after it happened to a British citizen, who was totally surprised to see how the white of the egg that she opened in the pan was red.
Specifically, this person is Beena Sarangdhar, a citizen of ‘Abbots Langley‘ (England), who did not hesitate to share this strange case through their social networks. Thus, he attached the photo of the reddish-colored egg white and asked if it was advisable to eat this food in those conditions.
In this sense, the United States Department of Agriculture points out that we must throw the eggs immediately if we find that the egg white contains a pinkish or reddish color. this red color may be due to the presence of a pseudomonas bacteriumwhich can cause important health complications.
For its part, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believe that these Pseudomonas bacteria are commonly found in the environment, in natural places such as soil or water.
How do you know if it’s bad?
To find out if it is in poor condition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published a list of conditions that can alert a bad egg:
- Discolored, green, or reddish egg white. This deterioration is caused by pseudomonas bacteria.
- Black or green spots in any area of the egg.
- Gives off an unpleasant odor in raw or cooked eggs. It is important to avoid its consumption also in this case.
- Avoid letting the peel fall into the pan or onto the plate, as eating it could trigger different health problems.
According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), if you find eggs with a pinkish or pearly color, you should throw it away immediately and avoid its consumption. Color change or iridescence, however subtle, may indicate spoilage due to Pseudomonas bacteria.
types of eggs
The eggs have a numbered classification according to their size and origin, which is summarized in the following table:
The size. Category A eggs, for sale to the public, can be classified by size. Thus, we will talk about:
- XL – Extra large eggs, weighing more than 73 g.
- L – Large eggs, weighing between 63 and 73 g.
- M – Medium eggs, weighing between 53 and 63 g.
- S – Small eggs, weighing less than 53 g.