We have always stored eggs the wrong way! How to avoid harmful health risks

Egg storage is not as obvious as it seems: here are all the mistakes to avoid in order not to ruin them.

The egg they are a staple in our diet and are so versatile that they are used in an infinite number of preparations: from sweet to savory, for appetizers, first or second courses but also for the recipes of many desserts.

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In short, a food that we always have at home because it is really useful. There are many, however, despite being such a common product a not knowing the basic rules of its conservation.

When we buy eggs at the supermarket we find them at room temperature, and so many wonder why once they get home they would go stored in the refrigerator. Let’s find out what are the mistakes to avoid with eggs so as not to ruin them.

Here are the mistakes to avoid with egg storage

When it comes to eggs, many questions often arise about them conservation and their use. They are undoubtedly a food with high nutritional power. They are noble proteins with a high biological value.

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And despite being one of the main ingredients of an infinite number of recipes, many still find it hard to know all the tricks on their conservation. In fact, eggs often raise questions about how they should be stored: whether outside or inside the refrigerator.

And also in which part of the appliance it is better to keep them to avoid damaging them. But not only that, because in the supermarket we find them at room temperature and on the box there is the wording that instead once they arrive home they should be kept in the refrigerator?

And then is it good to wash them before using them or not? These and many other questions are many to ask. So let’s find out what the mistakes to avoid to keep the eggs at their best and avoid damaging them.

1) Eggs at room temperature. If the eggs in the supermarket are at room temperature why do I have to put them in the refrigerator at home? Leaving them at room temperature would be a mistake. At the supermarket we find them outside the fridge because the production chain tries to maintain a constant temperature, avoiding continuous temperature changes. In addition, the temperature in the supermarket is lower than in any room in the house. So once we buy them, we will have to store them in the refrigerator to prevent bacteria from proliferating.

2) Wash them. Another mistake is to wash the eggs thinking that this step is necessary when coming out of the narrow tract of the hens from which the feces also come out. Paradoxically, however, if we wash the eggs their porous shell will only absorb the pathogens outside. So if we really think they are dirty we can only clean them before cooking them. In this way, with the cooking we will destroy any bacteria.

3) Put them back in the door. Another mistake that many make is to keep the eggs, once purchased, in the refrigerator, in the special side trays on the door. Here the temperature undergoes many changes, as the refrigerator is often opened and closed. So in addition to leaving them in their packaging in which we bought them, we should put them on the wall at the bottom of the refrigerator.

4) Consume broken eggs. If you are sure that they were intact at the time of purchase then you can once at home consume them, after cooking, otherwise if you think they have been broken for a longer time better throw them without hesitation. At most you can reuse them for non-food uses.