That Weird, White String Inside Your Raw Egg Is Actually a Good Thing. Here’s What It Means…

The egg is a basic in lots of diets in the world. They are very quick to cook and are full with nutrients.

Lots of experts agree that it’s much better for your weight management to start your day with proteins than eating sugary processed cereals.

And opposing to the popular belief, eggs do not cause a heart disease.

If you eat eggs frequently then you have probably find the following oddity.


  • The Chalaza 

You have probably cracked one egg and saw something that left you mildly confused: What is that white ropey thing?

The white gooey stuff is the chalaza (pronounced: cuh-lay-zuh). It is perfectly safe for consumption.

Despite its weird look, it is not an umbilical cord. This image will explain it:


Basically, chalazae can be found on both sides of the yolk and they are here to hold the yolk at the center of the egg — like some little anchors.

The cool thing about these strings is that, the more prominent they are, the fresher the egg is!

Actually, the egg’s chalazae disappears as the egg gets older. If it happens that you can’t find not only one after cracking the egg, chances are that the egg has been sitting at the store (or in your refrigerator) for some time.