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Does anyone know what all of those floaters in the egg white are? I've never let it keep me from eating the eggs, but I have wondered about it.
 

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Are you referring to the white stringy things attached to the yolk? I just read about them today on Pinterest. Give me a min and I'll find their actual name......
 

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That white stringy thing in eggs is called the chalazae (chalaza singular). (That’s a fun word!) There’s one chalaza on each side of yolk, spun in opposite directions; their job is to keep the yolk centered. I prefer not to think about it when cooking as it seems a bit grotesque to me, but you can scramble it, pluck it, hard boil it, or mix it in with your egg whites without and problems. (Imagination Station | Retrieved 16 Feb 2013)
 

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That's interesting, I didn't know that. What I'm asking about however, is little dark spots (like something they ate?) floating around in the white. It's not all the eggs but occasionally.
 

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calicobess said:
That's interesting, I didn't know that. What I'm asking about however, is little dark spots (like something they ate?) floating around in the white. It's not all the eggs but occasionally.
Well shoot! Here I was thinking I was being helpful, and that wasn't it at all, lol.
I have no idea what the spots are. I actually can't think of ever seeing them. Now I'll be examining eggs more closely :p
 
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