Question: Why is it bad to microwave eggs?

When an egg is heated in the microwave, pressure builds up inside. This can occur with an intact shell as well as with egg yolks with open shells and even pierced yolks, according to the researchers. Previous cases of exploding eggs causing trauma to the face, eyelids, and cornea of the eye have been reported.

Is it unhealthy to microwave eggs?

Microwaved eggs are just as healthy, if not more so than oven-cooked eggs. Depending on how long you cook them and what you cook them with, you can maximize an eggs nutrition using a microwave. However, microwaves cook food faster, exposing nutrients to heat for less time.

What happens to an egg when you microwave it?

If youve ever used a microwave oven in your life, you probably know this already: Do not microwave an egg. As the tines pierce it, the egg explodes like a tiny, protein-rich grenade.

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