If you've ever cracked open a farm fresh egg, you may have noticed a small, white, red or brown spot in your egg . It is still completely normal and safe to eat.
The white spot is known as a "chalaza," and if you see a spot of red or brown in your egg when you crack it, this is likely a blood spot. Blood spots can occur when a small blood vessel in the hen's reproductive system ruptures during the egg-laying process.
While blood spots can be a bit concerning to see in your egg, they are safe to eat and do not indicate that the egg is rotten or contaminated in any way. However, if you notice a lot of blood spots in your eggs, it may be worth checking with your egg supplier to ensure that the hens are healthy and well-cared for.
If you are uncomfortable with the presence of blood spots in your eggs, you can simply remove them with the tip of a knife or the edge of an eggshell before cooking. However, this is not necessary, as the blood spot is not harmful and will not affect the taste or nutritional value of the egg.
It's worth noting that blood spots are more common in farm fresh eggs than in store-bought eggs. This is because commercial egg producers use machines to do a process called "candling" to detect and remove eggs with blood spots before they reach the market. While candling can help to reduce the number of blood spots in eggs, it is not foolproof, and some spots may still slip through. We do candle our eggs but again, it's not foolproof.
So, next time you're looking for a reliable source of high-quality, farm fresh eggs, look no further. Our hens are healthy, happy, and produce some of the freshest eggs around. Visit our online store today or visit us at the Farmers Market, and taste the difference for yourself!"