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AnswerEggs are often confused as both a form of dairy and of meat, but in reality, they are neither.

Because eggs are an animal byproduct, just like milk, many people catagorize eggs as dairy. However, dairy is very specifically designated as the byproduct of the mammary glands of mammals like cows or goats. Essentially dairy is any milk or milk-made product, such as butter or ice-cream.

However, eggs are not meat either. Eggs are the fetal form of a mature animal, and are considered their own entity in and of themselves, than meat. Eggs are eggs and meat is meat.


The answer above is both right and wrong. I'm sure the asker was wanting a food group, and eggs are not a food group. They are protein, the food group with meat IN it. But everything else is correct

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