How to identify a bad egg?

If the temperatures are very high (which is not the case at this time of year), or you have some eggs in the fridge for some time, surely you have wondered if they are still edible. Take note of these tips to see if they are in good condition or not.

Eggs are foods with which you have to be very careful since if they are consumed in poor condition we run the risk of poisoningHence, it is important to know what state they are in before consuming them.

Silent movement

The first way to know if an egg is not fit to eat is by shaking it. If when moving from one side to the other a raw egg we hear how the yolk taps with the shell, it will be in bad condition. In case it’s okay, we shouldn’t notice anything when moving it.

The water

Another way to check is by putting the egg in water. To do this, take a container and fill it with water, then insert the egg. If it sinks quickly and stays on the bottom horizontally then the egg will be fresh and good.. If, on the other hand, you observe that the egg sinks slowly and stays on the bottom sloped or standing completely, the egg will not be fresh, although it will still be fit for consumption. The degree of inclination will indicate how old the egg is.

In the event that the egg is floating slightly, it will mean that it is in bad condition and you should not consume it and if it floats on the surface completely, it means that it is totally rotten. The one that floats is due to the gases that organic matter generates when it decomposes.

The yolk in the center

When we open an egg after having cooked it, to know that the egg is in good condition the yolk must be centered and have a small air chamberOtherwise, if the yolk is closer to the shell and the air zone is large, that egg is rotten.

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Compact bud

If by breaking an egg and pouring it on a plate we see that the yolk is compact and the egg does not expand too much, then we will be facing a fresh egg. Otherwise, If you see that the yolk is completely blurred throughout the plate, you should know that that egg is not fresh.

Date of Expiry

As we have seen in this section on other occasions, understanding the labeling that we find on the shell of the eggs is very important to know what we are consuming. Among these data is the expiration date. It is important that you know that the eggs expire 4 weeks after the hen has laid them. From that moment on, caution must be exercised in its consumption, especially after the sixth week.

Do you take the eggs out of the carton?

Error. Although all our refrigerators come with a specific section to lay eggs or there are some very cute egg cups on the market, you should know that the best way to keep them is in their original cardboard and always in a cool and dry place.