Do you know how to tell if eggs are fresh? I have always just looked on the side of the carton for the date, but I have often wondered if they were really fresh.
I follow the South Beach Diet maintenance plan and even my kids follow the healthy choices and guidelines I am teaching them. We eat a lot of eggs. I also get an email from the South Beach Diet website with helpful tips on eating, food choices, recipes, etc. Today's tip was on testing eggs for freshness. I did not know this and wanted to pass it along to you.
Place an egg at the bottom of a glass full of water and watch what happens:
- If the egg lies at the bottom on its side, it's fresh.
- If the egg sinks, but with one end up, it's getting old but is still edible.
- If the egg floats at all, you should buy some fresh ones.
This test is effective because eggshells are porous — over time they dry out, letting air in and moisture out. If you prefer using egg whites, then save some time and money by buying eggs in bulk and separating them right away. Egg whites freeze very well and can even be kept for up to three or four days, covered, in the refrigerator.
Now go, run to your refrigerator and check those eggs!
Be Inspired. -Karol :0)