Simple Trick: How to “bleach” brown eggs and get white eggs for Easter decoration
Egg dyeing is an Easter tradition for many people around the world. It is an artsy and fun activity for everyone in the family and there are countless ways to create beautiful eggs at every skill level. At Easter time many people prefer the white eggs so that they can be painted with bright colors. If the eggshell is brown, the result will be less colorful! But white eggs have one major disadvantage: They crack extremely easily and the brown farm eggs do not.
We are going to show you a simple trick on how to “bleach” brown eggs and make them pure white!
Why are some eggs white and some brown?
The color of the eggshell has a genetic origin, so it is not a product of chance or the color of the plumage. Rather, the color of the so-called ear discs behind the eyes of the chickens says something about the color of the shell. White ear disks lead to white pods, brown pods result from reddish brown ear disks.
“White chickens – white eggs, brown chickens – brown eggs.” This is one of the classic rules of thumb that you come across when dealing with the color of chicken eggs.
The colors are genetic. The so-called shell gland in the chicken’s ovary is responsible for the color of the egg. In hens that lay brown eggs, red pigments are formed from the blood and yellow from the bile, which together lead to a brown egg. In the “white layers” among the chickens, the shell gland does not produce any dye. The color of a chicken’s eggs can be seen from the chicken’s “ear discs”, the flaps of skin under the ears. In humans, these are our earlobes. White ear discs usually mean white eggs, while red or pink ear discs mean brown.
Are brown or white eggs more nutritious?
Are brown eggs healthier? Not at all. Brown and white eggs do have the same nutritional value. They don’t taste any different either. It’s a pure color difference. The only thing is, the brown eggshells are a bit thicker and harder.
Usually, the color of the eggs is insignificant for the qualities of the food you are cooking. Regardless of whether hard-boiled, fried, or scrambled – everyone can decide for themselves which eggs they would like to use in their kitchen.
Every year at Easter the demand for white eggs increases, that’s natural. But here is how to make brown eggshells white!
This is how to make brown eggs white
You will need:
– cooking pot
– brown eggs
– a spoon
– a small bowl
1. Put the eggs in a cooking pot and add water and vinegar in a ratio of 1:1. It is best to put a glass of vinegar, a glass of water, and so on alternately until you cover all the eggs with liquid. Bring to boil.
2. During cooking, foam will form on top which you can remove with a spoon in a small bowl.
3. When the water has boiled, cook the eggs for ten minutes. When the eggs are cooked, soak them in cold water and wait a few minutes. Rinse each egg under running water while rubbing with a dishwashing sponge and that’s it – now you have white eggs.
The eggs are boiled and ready for further decoration.
The only thing you have to keep in mind is that this process will thin the eggshell, so when dyeing or painting, you have to be a little more careful with them!