10 terms

Egghead

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Bloom
The protective coating on the eggshell that seals its pores and helps to prevent bacteria from getting inside the, also keeps eggs fresher longer.
Candling
A method of determining egg quality based on observing eggs against a light.
Floating
Test for eggs that has gone bad or are old and stale.
Albumen
Also known as egg white, it contains more than half the total protein and riboflavin.
Fertile Eggs
Eggs, which can be incubated and developed into chicks.
Grading
Classification standard for eggs determined by interior and exterior quality, and set by the US Department of Agriculture.
Yolk
The yellow portion of the egg, which contains all of the fat in the egg and a little less than half of the protein.
Air Cell
The empty space between the white and shell at the large end of the egg. The size of this tiny pocket of air is an indication of freshness.
Cackleberry
Slang name for an egg
Hen Fruit
Slang name for an egg