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Is eating a raw egg unhealthy?

Raw eggs that have not been pasteurized are susceptible to containing pathogens such as bacteria that can be harmful to humans. Eggs bought in the grocery store are usually pasteurized and therefore pathogen free, but you are still at risk eating raw eggs. In addition to the pathogen concern, an egg yolk, whether it's raw or cooked, contains a large amount of fat, which can be unhealthy if consumed in high quantities. This is the reason that people may use just the egg white to cook with.

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