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Why do eggs smell like sulfur?


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Eggs are very high in two proteins, globulin and keratin. When globulin begins to decay, a toxic chemical is released that's called hydrogen sulfide, which has that very potent sulfur smell.

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Eggs are very high in two proteins, globulin and keratin. When globulin begins to decay, a toxic chemical is released that is called hydrogen sulfide, which has a very potent sulfur smell.

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