Do you have a carton of eggs and are not you sure they are fresh and can be used for cooking? Today we will show you some simple and proven methods how to tell if eggs are fresh.
How to tell if eggs are fresh:
- Listen to the egg. The freshness of the eggs can be recognized by the size of the air bubble in the egg. The older the egg, the bigger the bubble. Shake the egg beside your ear. When you hear that the inner contents pours and splashes, it is clear that the egg is not completely fresh. It does not mean, however, that the egg is spoiled, except that it is not fresh. You can make this quick test at the store.
- Egg float test. You can examine the freshness of the eggs when you immerse them in a glass of water. Well stored and recently harvested egg goes to the bottom and stays on the side. A good stored and several weeks old egg will stand on its point. If the egg floats to the top, it is not fresh and we should be careful with its further use. The safe way is to discard it.
- Break the eggs to be sure. They must be broken and spilled on something straight, for example on the bottom of a large bowl or on a plate. With the fresh egg, we see that the yolk is bulging and the white just around it as well. The older the egg, the more fluid it is, and the more it flows. The yolk in such an egg is hard to separate from the white because it easily cracks.
- Conduct a Sniff Test. It’s the best way to find out that the egg is spoiled. If the egg smells, discard it immediately.
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