Is it safe to eat green shell eggs?

In this brief guide, we will discuss the question, “is it safe to eat green eggs?”. As well, we will discuss why eggs have different shell colors, what are the eggshell colors, what are the nutrients present in the eggs, and other concerns about eggs. 

Is it safe to eat green shell eggs?

Yes, it is perfectly safe to eat eggs that have green shells, however, as with all eggs, they need to be fully cooked before eating. Properly cooking the eggs will ensure a safe meal, because raw or uncooked eggs can contain the bacteria Salmonella which can make you very sick.

Why can eggs have different shell colors?

According to Sauder’s Eggs, the shell colors can change mainly according to the breed of the birds, and factors like age, diet, and stress. Birds that have descendants genes from brown eggshells with blue eggshells can lay green eggs, however, it is rare to find.   

What are the eggshell colors?

According to Sauder’s Eggs, all eggs chickens when they are being produced inside of the uterus of the hens, begin with white shells, even in different breeds, but what changes the final color is the pigmentation process. Below are listed the eggshell colors of chickens. 

  • White, which is the major color of eggs found in supermarkets;
  • Brown or brick, is the other major color of eggs found in supermarkets;
  • Blue;
  • Green.

Why is it difficult to find green or blue eggs at the supermarket?

According to Sauder’s Eggs, breeds of chickens that produce green and blue eggs are more expensive to create when compared to breeds of chickens that produce white and brown eggs.

Can the color of the eggshell change the nutrition value of the egg?

No, this is a myth and there is no difference between their nutrition values. However, the nutrition amount can change according to the size of the egg, as they have more content, like, a jumbo egg will have more nutrition amount when compared with a small egg. 

Can the color of the eggshell change the color of the egg yolk? 

No, the color of the eggshell also does not interfere with the color of the egg yolk. According to Sauder’s Eggs, what can change the color of the egg yolk is the diet of the birds.

What are the nutrients present in the eggs? 

Eggs are a great source of many vitamins and minerals. According to Australian Eggs, below are some nutrients present in fresh eggs.

  • Contain 13 different vitamins, such as A vitamin, D vitamin, E vitamin, and B12 vitamin;
  • Good source of high biological protein;
  • Contain choline, a nutrient very important for the brain;
  • Minerals, such as selenium, and phosphorus.

What are the health benefits of eating eggs?

According to Healthline, eggs can provide many health benefits for the body. Below are listed some of the health benefits of eating eggs.

  • Eggs have a high level of cholesterol, however, this content does not up the bad cholesterol;
  • Increase the levels of good cholesterol;
  • Choline is an impressive compound that helps to build cell membranes, mainly in the brain;
  • Are related to decreasing the risk of heart dysfunction as can reduce the bad cholesterol;
  • Eggs contain zeaxanthin and lutein, which are linked to counteract certain degenerative processes that can affect the eyes;
  • Contain all essential amino acids, which can help the body with a range of aspects.

How can I buy safe eggs?

You can buy safe eggs at the grocery store. When buying you can check if the eggs are clean and if the shells are not cracked. It’s recommended to buy eggs that are kept in a refrigerator or refrigerated case, and also stored in the refrigerator.

Why are eggs related to Salmonella?  

Eggs are the lay of various female hens and are a valuable source of nutrients, with protein and choline. However, eggs are related to Salmonella, because the poultry can have Salmonella, which can contaminate their eggs.

How do I cook eggs?

It’s important to know that it’s not safe to eat raw eggs because you will have the risk of being sick and if you cook them properly will ensure a safe egg to eat. Below, I listed some tips for you on how you make hard-boiled eggs. To know more about diseases involving eggs, click here.

  • Fill in a pan with sufficient water so when you put the eggs they will be completely under the water and put it on a boil over average-high heat;
  • When the water boils, put the eggs there with the help of some slotted spoon, gently lowering them;
  • Now, decrease the heat to a boil and cook for 10 minutes;
  • After that, drain the eggs in a colander and put them in a dish of cooled water  till completely cooled;
  • If you are not going to eat right now, keep the cooked eggs in the refrigerator (40°F/4°C or colder) with a shelf life of one week.

What is a recipe for eggs?

As eggs are consumed worldwide you can find many recipes on the internet. If you click here, you can check 40 recipes for cooking eggs.  

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have discussed the question, “is it safe to eat green eggs?”. As well, we have discussed why eggs can have different shell colors, what are the eggshell colors, what are the nutrients present in the eggs, and other concerns about eggs. 

References

https://www.saudereggs.com/blog/what-do-different-eggshell-colors-mean/ Accessed: 05/19/2022 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-health-benefits-of-eggs Accessed: 05/19/2022

https://www.australianeggs.org.au/nutrition/babies-and-children Accessed: 05/19/2022

https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/cooking-tips-tutorials/a32108803/how-long-to-boil-eggs/ Accessed: 05/19/2022

https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/what-you-need-know-about-egg-safety Accessed: 05/19/2022

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg Accessed: 05/19/2022

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