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Brown floating specks in the egg whites

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What are these brown floating, odd-shaped specks in some of my eggs?  I have searched this online, but nothing out there about it.  They're not on the yolk, but floating in the white.  Are they safe to eat?  I won't even boil any until I find out if they're okay.  Please help.  Very new to this.  Thanks.

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welcome-byc  They are called meat spots or blood spots. They are ok to eat. Some people prefer to take them out. That is a personal choice. Also some people will break the eggs open in a dish first.

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Originally Posted by cmom 

welcome-byc  They are called meat spots or blood spots. They are ok to eat. Some people prefer to take them out. That is a personal choice. Also some people will break the eggs open in a dish first.


I'm totally guilty for fishing these out.  big_smile

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Thanks for getting back to me.  I'll fish them out, too.  Guess I won't be boiling any, but my little green eggs never seem to have them.  Maybe I could boil just those.  I'll just have to decide as time goes by.

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Thanks for getting back to me.  I'll fish them out, too.  Guess I won't be boiling any, but my little green eggs never seem to have them.  Maybe I could boil just those.  I'll just have to decide as time goes by.


I probably should add that of the eggs I do boil I haven't noticed any of those rouge brown specks in them.  hu

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