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Omega 3 Eggs

Davwud Nov 3, 2006 01:31 AM

Can anyone tell a difference in taste??


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    melly RE: Davwud Nov 3, 2006 04:53 AM

    My husband swears he can. I just like it that they have omega 2 in em.

    1. phofiend RE: Davwud Nov 3, 2006 01:31 PM

      In savory dishes that have other strong-tasting ingredients such as onion, no. But I recently made a creme brulee that tasted weird. Then I got the same off flavor in a plain omelette, and I realized it was the high omega-3 eggs. I bought another dozen of a different brand to make sure they weren't just "off" and sure enough, the same taste. I now buy free range eggs from a local poultry farm. They taste great, but occasionally, I get a fertilized one. A bit yucky, but definitely preferable to funky.

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        sparrowgrass RE: Davwud Nov 3, 2006 07:53 PM

        Phofiend, if the egg is fertilized and has not been incubated, you really can't tell. If it has been incubated for 24 hours or so, it has a small white donut shape on the yolk--about the size of a lentil, or a little smaller.

        Longer than that, and blood veins appear--the yolk begins to look like a bloodshot eyeball.

        If you are seeing a bloody spot or small fleshy colored blobs, those have nothing to do with fertilization--they are just signs of slight damage to the hen's reproductive tract.

        All of these eggs are perfectly edible, but may be a little esthetically off-putting.

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          phofiend RE: sparrowgrass Nov 4, 2006 01:31 AM

          Thanks, sparrowgrass. I spent much of my childhood on a farm, and am very familiar with fertilized eggs. They don't bother me until they get veiny, then the cat gets them.

        2. Davwud RE: Davwud Nov 4, 2006 01:18 AM

          If I eat them plain, I swear I can taste the slightest hint of fish. If I add anything to them at all, I can't taste it.

          Doesn't bother me. I'll take the health benefits.


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