Is there any difference between brown and white eggs? My...

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Question: Is there any difference between brown and white eggs? My husband says there is, and I say they bleach brown eggs white.

Answer: Your husband is correct, in part. Brown eggs and white eggs come from different chicken breeds. (There also are chickens that lay blue eggs, while others lay speckled ones.) But the shell color and chicken breed are the only differences. The nutritional content of both brown and white eggs are essentially the same if the chickens were fed the same food. As for bleaching, you could never do so to eggs that you intended to eat. The shells are porous and would absorb the toxic material, rendering them entirely unsuitable for eating.