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Food Science: Why Are Hard-Boiled Eggs So Hard to Peel?

There are a million and one tips out there for how to make a hard-boiled egg easier to peel, but far fewer on why eggs are so hard to peel in the first place. Let's take a look, shall we?
Deb Plooster
Deb Plooster • 2 years ago

Adding baking soda to the water when boiling eggs raises the pH of the water and makes peeling easier by reducing the albumen's ability to stick to the shell.

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