What is that weird white thing in my egg?
Via Yahoo! Sports:
That string is called a chalaza—pronounced kuh-LAY-zuh. According to the American Egg Board, eggs actually have two chalazae inside their shell. The chalazae are “twisted, cordlike strands of egg white” that anchor the yolk from the top and bottom of the shell membrane, keeping the yolk from getting busted before you crack the egg. In a fresh egg, the chalazae will be especially visible—so don’t feel like you need to remove them.
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