Japan’s All-White Eggs

A recent push by the Japanese government to use rice as livestock feed has resulted in chickens laying eggs with white yolks. A hen’s diet is known to significantly influence the color of their egg yolks, so substituting the normal corn-based feed with rice has unsurprisingly led to the milky color. The new eggs, called Komestuya, are known to have a naturally sweet flavor and are slowly gaining popularity across Japan. One of the Komestuya farm’s officials strongly believes that “in the not-too-distant future, white sunny-side ups will be part of the daily cuisine for Japanese [people].”