Inside of hard boiled egg has purple color layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hspk0604, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Hspk0604

    Hspk0604 Hatching

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    I sell eggs to some friends and she hard boiled her eggs and when she peeled it, the inside albumen layer was purple . She did not dye the eggs. Had anyone ever seen this or know what it could be caused by? Is it safe to eat? Thank you for any help!
     

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  2. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

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    Were these soaked in beet juice for pickling?
     
  3. Hspk0604

    Hspk0604 Hatching

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    No she did not soak them in anything . She used the pressure cooker to boil them .
     
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  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Why a pressure cooker? Does she always do this?
     
  5. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

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    Sometimes bacteria can cause different colorations. Also it could be a chemical reaction regarding sulfur from the egg white and iron from egg yolk to form ferrous sulfide at the yolk surface. Can be caused by overcooking or high amount of iron in cooking water.
     
  6. Melky

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    The pressure cooker is used for easy peeling of hard boiled eggs. My husband does this but it can overcook the egg.
     
  7. Hspk0604

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    She says it makes them easy to peel .
     
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  8. aart

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    I would not eat that.
    Does it stink?
    Looks like there some albumen that's still white.
    Would love to see that fully peeled and cut in half to see how thick the purple layer is....and what's inside.
     
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  9. nova022

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    Pink or iridescent egg white (albumen) indicates spoilage due to Pseudomonas bacteria. Some of these microorganisms—which produce a greenish, fluorescent, water-soluble pigment—are harmful to humans.
    Source: United States Department of Agriculture

    While it says pink, I think I would extend it to include purple and would definitely not eat it.
     
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  10. Hspk0604

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    I told her not to eat it . And she got rid of the egg so I guess we won't know what the whole egg looked like . I would have liked to see it too .
     
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