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Pullet eggs: everything you need to know about the tiny ‘waste’ eggs now on shop shelves

They can make up 10% of a farmer’s overall stock, but supermarkets have refused to take them up until now. Here’s why it’s worth trying this chef’s favourite

For the first time, mini eggs are to be sold in supermarkets in a non-chocolate variety. They will, in fact, be egg-flavoured, because they will, in fact, be eggs.

Pullets – hens less than a year old – begin laying at about 16 weeks, but their first eggs will be considerably smaller than an ordinary large egg. While pullet eggs can make up 10% of an egg farmer’s overall stock, most of them are thrown away because the supermarkets won’t take them, with as many as 1.5m eggs going to waste every year. Now, Waitrose has plans to sell pullet eggs at £1.99 for a packet of four.

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Thank you Source: Food & Drink – the guardian

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