Trees producing eggs can be enjoyable to listen to but hard to believe as no poultry has ever been recorded growing on trees.
Scroll down to put an end to the rumor and know the truth about the eggs-like-looking plant.
Are The Eggs Growing On Trees Real?
Believing that eggs can grow on trees would counter the biology of science and birth. And the idea of the vegan egg on a tree is even more shocking.
The ground for these baseless claims started circulating in 2021 when a video went viral on Youtube and Tiktok. It showed trees with white chicken eggs on them.
Here, many people believed it to be clickbait to increase the viewership. Meanwhile, many believed the rumor and exploded the internet with searches.
The video was just an edited clip of grafting steps to produce egg fruit which never showed the growing stages.
Also, since childhood, we have been taught that no egg can grow beside the mother’s womb. However, they may turn into embryos outside the mother’s body with warmth.
Clear The Baseless Claim About Eggs Growing On Trees
The rumors about eggs on trees circulated because of a vegetable named after the egg called ornamental eggplant, a member of the Solanaceae family.
The ornamental eggplant (Solanum ovigerum) has white fruit shaped like a hen egg which turns creamish yellow on ripening.
Meanwhile, only the name, size, and texture matches with eggs, not the taste. Ornamental eggplant may not taste good and does not have a yolk.
So better to use the ornamental eggplant for decorative purposes and enjoy the oval white eggs hanging on it.
From Editorial Team
Rumor Origin Place!
The first news about the vegan egg started from a video that blamed the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, for creating the egg from moong dal and lentils.
However, the researchers were just trying to create a processed product for non-vegetarians and not an egg that grows on a tree.