Why You Shouldn’t Store Eggs in the Refrigerator and Which end to Put Them On

The shelf life of eggs is not very long. But there’s a little trick to more than double the shelf life of eggs.

To begin with, can eggs be stored in a bag without refrigeration? Yes, you can. For example, dietary chicken eggs – no longer than a week, table eggs – up to 25 days. However, it is worth mentioning here how long eggs can be kept in the refrigerator – it is about 90 days.

The fact is that along with the bacteria, the protective shell that covers the eggshell is also washed away. So it turns out that people wash away the bacteria that were already there, but this also makes it easier for new bacteria to get into the eggs. That is after the protective shell is washed off, it is easier for pathogenic bacteria to penetrate the egg.

This is not a problem if the eggs are used for cooking immediately after the “shower”: new bacteria simply do not have time to get inside. But if you leave the egg at room temperature, without refrigeration, the time it takes for the egg to rot will be dramatically reduced: in a warm place, it can rot in 3 days, and on average, in 7-8 days.

Cracked eggs are not stored for a long time, being used literally within one or two days.

As for how to store eggs, the answer will be unusual for most housewives. After all, most of us are used to storing eggs with the thick part at the bottom – but it’s the other way around. It is better to store eggs with the sharp end down. This way, the yolk will always be in the center, without touching the air layer at the blunt end.

Quail eggs can be stored for up to 3 months at room temperature. An important condition is that they are stored in a closed container, as moisture easily evaporates from them.

How to check if the eggs have expired – put the egg in a container of water:

  • if the egg sinks horizontally to the bottom, it is fresh;
  • vertically – the egg is about to expire;
  • if it has surfaced, it is rotten, it is better to throw it away, it is dangerous to health.
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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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