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If You Find A Blood Spot In Your Egg Yolk Is It Still Okay To Eat?
By LISA CURRAN MATTE
It's natural to do a double-take when you crack an egg and notice a dark red or brown spot on the yolk. According to the USDA, these "blood spots" form when a blood vessel in the yolk ruptures during ovulation, and while egg manufacturers do their best to phase out spotted eggs, here's what to do if you end up with one.
According to Eat or Toss, there are two common types of blood spots: The ones you found in the egg yolk and the ones floating in the white. When the spot is in the egg white, it's actually known as a "meat spot," but neither of the two types of spots indicate that the egg is dangerous to eat, and it's perfectly fine to consume them.
Interestingly, blood spots of either variety are more commonly found in brown-shelled eggs than in white-shelled eggs. Flock Journey cites data from the National Institutes of Health, which indicates that an average of 18% of brown eggs will contain meat spots, compared to just 0.5% in white eggs.