Did you know?

29Sep09

…egg comes from an Indo-European root meaning “bird”

…the white cords around the yolk you see when you crack an egg are called the chalazas. They help anchor the yolk to the rest of shell and help it stay suspended in the middle of the egg.

…there are 3 different grades of eggs according to the USDA. the highest being AA to B.

…an old egg will float when suspended in  water because its air cell will have expanded and have gotten less dense.

……you’ll get creamier scrambled eggs if you add vinegar as you scramble them? The acid helps tenderize the eggs by  lowering the egg’s pH (thus reducing the negative charge) and helping the egg proteins coagulate much earlier on in the cooking process. At this point, the proteins are still balled up and haven’t fully unfolded and thus do not intertwine as tightly to each other as they would if no acid were present.

This is what I’ve been doing for the past month. Reading about eggs.

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2 Responses to “Did you know?”

  1. 1 smelly

    I like to think that I make a difference in your life. god bless you, Yi. God Bless you.

  2. eggcelent


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