can you eat guinea eggs?

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  1. oldmanriva

    oldmanriva Guest

    what does a guinea egg taste like regular eggs? UH chicken lol
     
  2. deberosa

    deberosa SW Virginia Gourd Farmer!

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    Oh, my when I first read this I saw Guinea pigs! :eek:

    Not sure about either one though....
     

  3. DayBird

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    I saw guinea pigs too. They are a food animal in the Andean Mountains of South America. I think rabbits would be more economical.

    Yes, you can eat guinea eggs. They have a "richer" taste than chicken eggs. Kinda similar to a duck egg. It's hard to describe. We have lots and lots of birds of all different kinds and have sampled eggs from just about everything. They're all edible with similar textures and tastes.
     
  4. Tango

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    Yes you can. I don' t like them but my mother does. They are smaller than chicken eggs and have a faint flavor that reminds me of cod liver oil capsules I was forced to take when I was a kid.
     
  5. Nina

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    Those little concrete eggs are far better tasting than chicken eggs IMHO. All my family liked them... kids, too. It's like there is a sulphur element in hens' eggs that you won't find in the guinea egg. Be aware, the white to yolk ratio is quite different.
     
  6. mtman

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    more white or more yoke
     
  7. tngirl

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    Yes, you can eat them. I don't notice any difference from chicken eggs. They taste like eggs to me.
     
  8. Gayle in KY

    Gayle in KY Gadabout

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    I like them. They taste a little stronger to me, the whites are thicker, but there is proportionately more yolk. That's my opinion, anyway.

    Hard little suckers to crack!