Fresh eggs to be able to recognize and then to know how to keep. The great talk of potentially contaminated eggs, the sometimes alarmist newspaper headlines, must make us reflect on how - beyond emergencies - we choose fresh eggs every day.
Fresh eggs: how to recognize them
When in the supermarket we buy some eggs, immediately open the package, at home, we check that they are perfectly intact because a minimum crack is enough to let bacteria like salmonella act. Eggs must have no smell, if they are of quality and fresh, and another thing from check is the presence of a code printed on the shell.
It is a sort of egg identity card that contains all the main information, makes the traceable product. This code is mandatory and we must, as consumers, expect it to exist. For learn more about tricks and strategy on how to recognize fresh eggs, I refer you to reading the dedicated article.
Fresh eggs float
One of the tricks to tell if an egg is still fresh is dipping it in a glass of water together with two pinches of salt. Fresh eggs don't float, if they do, they are not fresh but expired. Let's not be satisfied with seeing the egg remain halfway through the glass, it is not fresh enough anyway, we can eat it cooked anyway but not soft-boiled. Better that the egg sinks, however, a guarantee of freshness.
Fresh eggs: expiration
Eggs report an expiration date but since we have them in the shopping bag it is necessary that we keep them carefully so that the expiration date remains the same. It is important to keep the eggs in a suitable place to prevent bacteria from proliferating and this happens when the temperature ranges from 4 ° to 60 ° degrees.
If we want ours eggs remain fresh and edible until the expiration date, do not keep them out of the refrigerator for too long. Even in the trunk of the car for a whole afternoon in the summer, it's not a great idea to keep them, the better they fit in one thermal bag.
Fresh eggs: how to store them
We have already specified that they must be kept in the fridge, unless you use them just purchased or after a few hours. In the fridge, keep them in the packaging in which we bought them, avoiding placing them directly in contact with it compartment of your fridge, this also protects them from odors which they can absorb if left "naked". The best department for eggs is the one in which it exists a temperature of 0-4 ° C.
Fresh eggs: cost
A box of 6 eggs, fresh, today at supermarket can cost from 1.50 euros to 3 euros, a lot depends on the quality, size, origin. Self we buy eggs in organic markets or directly on the farms that produce it we can find ourselves in front of different prices, it is always important to check that they are fresh with the tricks we have told.
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Fresh pasteurized eggs
Who seeks pasteurized eggs and fresh it may find it difficult to face two different denominations shown on the label. Sometimes it is written "Fresh pasteurized eggs", while others "pasteurized eggs obtained from fresh eggs". Both terms are correct, to date, in accordance with the current one Community legislation sector which, as in other sectors, even in the food sector, prevails over the national one.
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