Occasionally, a small blood spot will appear in an egg yolk. This actually indicates an extremely fresh egg. This does not indicate a fertile egg, but rather a ruptured capillary on the yolk surface during the egg formation. These eggs are safe to eat and the blood spot can be removed with a knife for better appearance.
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Contributor: Maude Harris, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, 573.545.3516