Man is a very complex creature with a developed nervous system. However, despite the existence of reason, a huge number of instincts are still functioning in us. Most of them are needed so that our mortal body (together with mind) does not turn into fertilizer ahead of schedule. For example, such instincts "hint" that you don't need to take any nasty stuff in your mouth so as not to get poisoned. But are there situations when a feeling of disgust openly lets us down?
Everyone who has chicken eggs in their diet and cooks them regularly has probably come across a product with some red spots (formations) on the egg yolk. Even for a not the most squeamish person, they look extremely suspicious and are immediately associated with blood. Blood sausage is delicious, but thoughts about consuming blood as such naturally repel most people and not without reason.
So, red spots on (or in) chicken yolk are small clots of blood and tissue. They get into the future egg from a chicken (or any other bird, depending on the egg). The fact is that the egg is formed in a kind of special bag, which is permeated with vessels. At some point, the yolk is separated from this sac for further egg formation. At the same time, quite often, at the time of separation, the remains of the very vessels that nourished it fall into the biological substance from which the chick will form. As a result, small traces of blood appear in the yolk.
Practice shows that the older the hen that lays eggs, the higher the likelihood of such inclusions. According to statistics, about 15% of all chicken eggs produced have blood in the yolk. It is noteworthy that due to some kind of genetic predisposition, the specks most often fall into the brown, brown eggs. In white eggs, they are found almost twice less often.
The key question is - is it possible to eat such eggs, are blood splashes dangerous? No, a stain of blood in the yolk does not pose any danger to humans. Such eggs can be safely cooked and eaten. Chicken blood already enters the yolk on a constant basis during its formation. Small residual inclusions are nothing more than an accident, spoiling only the aesthetic qualities of the product.
So, if you are not embarrassed by eating unborn chickens, then you do not need to be afraid of blood. And this is not propaganda of vegetarianism at all!
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