What Gives Boiled Eggs Sulfur Smell? Is Sulfur Bad for You?

Food, Health
[caption id="attachment_15992" align="alignright" width="440"] Hardboiling eggs.[/caption] Peel a boiled egg, break it open, and you will detect the distinct boiled eggs sulfur smell. Now foods do not contain sulfur (symbol S) in its elemental form. Rather, they contain compounds that include sulfur in their composition. What sulfur-containing compounds do we find in hen's fruit? In themselves, they are nutritious—even essential—compounds. Boiled Eggs Sulfur Smell: Amino Acids Eggs contain proteins such as albumin. Proteins are amino acids that have joined together. Amino acids are nutritious chemicals that contain nitrogen. Most amino acids do not contain sulfur. However, two do contain sulfur in addition to nitrogen—methionine and cysteine. In fact, they contain nitrogen and sulfur in equal amounts. The chemical formula of methionine is C5H11NO2S. Cysteine is C3H7NO2S. Boiled Eggs Sulfur Smell:…
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Why Some Boiled Eggs Don’t Peel Right

[caption id="attachment_3204" align="alignright" width="440"] Eggs: Microsoft Clipart[/caption] What's the matter with boiled eggs? It looks like one egg should be as good as another, right? So what makes them different? You put a pot of water on to boil. When it finally reaches a boil, you add some ordinary chicken eggs to make egg custard, deviled eggs, egg salad, or just individual "hen fruits" to munch on with a free sprinkling of sea salt and a little cracked pepper. But... Problem Peeling Boiled Eggs? You experience a problem when you go to peel them. Why don't your boiled eggs peel right? In fact, sometimes they do, and sometimes they don't. Why not every time? Anatomy of an Egg Within the eggshell lies more than just a white and a yolk.…
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