Horrified mum ‘screamed’ after egg turned pink in frying pan


A pink egg in a pan.
Pink eggs are rare but there is a reason for them (Picture: Beena Sarangdhar)

Beena Sarangdhar thought nothing of it when she decided to make herself some eggs on toast at her home in the Hertfordshire village of Abbots Langley.

But she got the fright of her life when she cracked one open and discovered the yolk was bright pink.

She screamed so loud her kids came rushing into the kitchen to see what all the fuss was about.

Beena told HertfordshireLive: ‘As it fell into the pan I screamed as I have never seen a pink egg before.

‘The kids came running to see what had happened and their reaction was typical, [they went] “errrr”‘

‘It did put me off for a second but after that everyone fancied some egg on toast!’.

She tried cracking the other eggs, from the box she had bought from Watford’s Asda branch, and the rest of the eggs were fine.

Can you eat a pink egg?

While pink eggs are not something you see every day, there is an explanation for what causes them.

It is not safe to eat pink egg whites as it usually means the egg has gone bad with pseudomonas bacteria, according to the Egg Safety Center.

Egg whites that are cloudy are the safest to eat as it means the egg is very fresh, while clear egg whites can man the egg is aging.

Asda has said anyone who finds something wrong with their products should return them and let customer service teams know.

A spokesperson said: ‘We never want any of our customers to be dissatisfied with the products we sell, but should something not meet the standards they expect we would ask that they return the product to their local store or call our customer service team so that we can fully investigate what could have happened.’

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