Sunday, October 5, 2008

Egg Freshness

How do we know if an egg is fresh?

As an egg ages the air cell at the top (the fat end) of the egg enlarges - so an easy way to test the freshness of an egg is is to float it! The maximum suggested storage time for whole eggs in a carton is 5 weeks. You can store hard boiled eggs for 2 weeks.

This is also interesting:

Caloric Content of Eggs
  • PeeWee: 47 calories
  • Small: 56 calories
  • Medium: 66 calories
  • Large: 75 calories
  • Extra Large: 84 calories
  • Jumbo: 94 calories

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