If you have been wondering whether the eggs with blood spots safe to eat, then dear fans and followers it is time to put an end to your worries.
Blood spots don’t indicate to a bad egg, or even a fertilized egg, but, they are caused by the rupture of a vessel during formation. This can occurs due to many things such as the age of the hen or her diet, but it definitely doesn’t indicate that the hen is unhealthy or mistreated.
Both chemically and nutritionally, eggs with blood spots are safe to eat, since you can use the tip of a knife to remove the spots.
How common are blood spots?
It is rarity to find an egg with blood spot. All the commercial eggs are scanned and sorted by ’candling’ a method used in embryology which involves studying the growth and development of an embryo inside the egg. This method uses a bright light shining through the cell to spot defects.
This method is called ’candling’ because candles are used as the original sources of light. You can even have your own chickens or buy eggs from a farm, but you still may get an egg with a blood spot.
What should we do if an egg has a blood spot?
According to the American Egg Board, these eggs are safe to eat, so you don’t have to toss them. If you are disgusted by the blood spot, just use the tip of the knife to remove it.