Why do brown eggs sometime loose colour?
Posted By Gautham PB on Thursday 25th February 2021
Sometimes in the eggs that you buy from us, you might see that it has lost its brown colour which may instill a lot of questions inside you. Well we assure you that there is nothing to worry about. This is just a natural process that takes place with our eggs. We will explain below how the process takes place.
Protoporphyrin is the pigment which is responsible for the colour that is present on the brown eggs. This brown pigment is formed on the eggs during the last stage of the formation of the egg shell and the bloom before the egg is ready to be hatched. Also known as the cuticle, The bloom is the natural coating or covering on the eggshell that seals the eggshell pores. The bloom helps to prevent bacteria from getting inside the shell and reduces moisture loss from the egg. In nature, the bloom dries and flakes off.
In some of the eggs, the brown pigment in the eggs can be rubbed off as soon as it is laid. Some of the brown eggs might loose colour during the boiling as well. This happens especially in water that contains vingar where the water causes a chemical reaction that can allow some of the color to be removed. The color is not part of the shell itself.
The vinegar in the water causes a chemical reaction that can allow some of the color to be removed. The color is not part of the shell itself. So it’s important to note that the last process of the formation of the egg is where the bird adds the colour and in this case, the eggs are so fresh, the pigment had likely not set permanently onto the shell.
It’s a natural process in brown eggs and its completely 100% safe to consume.
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