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1 egg, 2 yolks


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so i am making pancake batter atm, and when i cracked the egg i was shocked to see two yolks in it! very strange. since i'm counting calories, the "normal" large egg is 98 calories, but with 2 yolks? how many calories will it be? still the same? or should i add 1 yolk calorie to it? helllpppp!

 

 

Edited Mar 23 2009 14:56 by nomoreexcuses
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awwww..... how cute!

TWINS!

i would just add calories for the extra yolk.  it can't hurt (i'd rather over estimate the cals than under estimate)  PLUS it's not a big deal if you're under your calories for the day if it's only just a few  :)

*still think twin yolks are cute*

ps..

you should take a picture of the twins! lol

LOL. yes i think it's cute too. i wonder how they will look like if they have grown as chicks inside that shell. xD

oh i think i should.. i'm just a bit worried about the added cholesterol though.. but i dont have high cholesterol levels so it won't hurt right? :)

and i still have lots of extra calorie allowance for the day. :)

Hm...two chicks, one egg = death match to see who survives.

Add about another 50-60 calories for the extra yolk.  Egg white is about 18 cal per egg.  So, 60 + 60 + 18.

I wouldnt worry about the cholesterol.

hahah thats kinda...weird.

I know they sell cartons of double yolk eggs in downtown Toronto but I wouldn't buy them.

Generally, a large egg is about 95 cals or so.

And a large egg white is about 15 calories.

so 95-15=80 (egg yolk)

So 80+95=175 for your eggs.

Or so... I don't know. I'm just guesstimating. lol.

 

Screw the calories, you should check your Almanack to see what this means superstition-wise. Is it lucky, like finding a four-leafed clover, or unlucky, like finding a horse's head on your pillow?

superstition says if you have 2 egg yolks in one egg your going to have twins!! Expecting children any time soon!? Or know anyone that is? :)

haha.. superstitions are quite interesting though i don't really believe it.

too bad i wasnt able to take a pic of it, i was shocked and after i saw it, i beat it immediately.

Please don't take this as a personal attack but, honestly, what kind of rock have you been living under all of your life?

You can buy double yolk eggs in any supermarket at certain times of year. Like yolk-less eggs (yes, they do happen in nature) they are usually laid by very young chickens who have just started producing. They are a utility grade and are generally used in baking/cooking. The calorie content is about = to regular single yolk eggs as the two yolks are generally undersized.

Lol, btw, a double yoke doesn't mean that two chicks would have grown in the egg! The yolk is food for the chick, not the chick itself!

I'd count it as one egg - double yolk's occur when one yolk splits, so I don't think it'll have any more calories.

Original Post by turtles_all_the_way_down:

Please don't take this as a personal attack but, honestly, what kind of rock have you been living under all of your life?

I must have been living under a rock, too.  I have never heard of a double yolk egg until this.  And I wonder how they know if there's two yolks in them without breaking?  And who buys double yolk eggs in the first place?  Bizzare.

yeah, double yolks aren't rare at all.  it's just that most consumers are so distanced from food sources and demand such a level of standardization that anything remotely different rarely gets to market.

it's no different from any other agricultural product: go to an organic market, your bell peppers are likely to be misshapen, fruit will have blemishes, etc.  that's normal.  what's abnormal is the perfectly shaped, shiny, glistening stuff that makes it to the grocery store.

just another example of how wasteful and cosmetically-minded we are in the west.

I too must have been living under a rock, because I've never heard of a double-yolk egg either!

LOL. i live in the boondocks! jk.

no really, it was my first time to see 2 yolks in an egg, mainly because, i never cooked anything until about 3 months ago. i've always been pampered and people in the house cook for me. but now that i'm 18, i wanted to be independent (and go on a diet), so i started cooking for myself! i'm a newbie in the kitchen. hehe.. that may sound strange, but i'm really spoiled. Innocent

Original Post by danikat15:

 And I wonder how they know if there's two yolks in them without breaking? 

 Hi danikat15

In egg processing factories (or farms!) they put eggs over a light box to check for defects, and you can see the yolk and if there are two yolks you can tell. They do this to check that if chicks are growing inside fertilised eggs too.

Count me in as one of the "living under a rock" people. Man, it's getting crowded under this rock...

Original Post by holsfisher:

Original Post by danikat15:

 And I wonder how they know if there's two yolks in them without breaking? 

 Hi danikat15

In egg processing factories (or farms!) they put eggs over a light box to check for defects, and you can see the yolk and if there are two yolks you can tell. They do this to check that if chicks are growing inside fertilised eggs too.

 It's true I do learn something new every day...  Although hopefully this is a fact that I will never have to use in real life...  still cool, though

I once had a carton with about half the eggs as two-yolk eggs. O.O I guess that hen was extremely prone to having twin chicks. You should add the extra yolk calorie count to it.

You can buy them like that!  I saw the Double-Yolk carton and was delighted, makes the best fried eggs ever!

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