Why are some eggs white and some eggs brown? Associated Press
In this Dec. 6, 2010, photo brown eggs from chickens raised without cages are on sale at a grocery store in Urbana, Ill. (AP Photo/David Mercer).

While grocery shopping, have you ever wondered about the difference between white and brown eggs? After all, despite their appearance, they taste exactly the same.

Actually, there’s a simple explanation for why they’re different colors.

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An eggshell’s color is determined by a hen’s genetics. That’s all.

And no, brown eggs aren’t better for you — that’s a myth. (The have the same nutritional value as white eggs.)

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