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How to handle eggs with care How to handle eggs with care

How to handle eggs with care

Eggs are a source of high quality protein and rich in many nutrients that are important in our diet. However, eggs are very delicate and should be handled properly in order to avoid food-borne illness. 

Here are some common questions you might be wondering about, when it comes to egg safety:

1.How to select eggs while shopping?
Buy clean eggs and make sure they have been refrigerated in the store. Take eggs straight home after purchase and avoid keeping them in the sun for a long time.

2.What should you do if an egg cracks in the grocery bag?
If an egg cracks, either prepare the egg or break it in a clean container and refrigerate. But remember to use it within 2 days.

3.How should you clean the eggs?
Sometimes eggs bought off the shelf are covered with sticky dirt. So in order to avoid contaminating other foods in your kitchen, simply clean your eggs with a dry tissue. Never wash eggs with water

4.Where should you store eggs?
After cleaning them with a dry tissue, eggs should be stored in their grocery carton, in the coldest part of the refrigerator and not in the door shelf.

5.How long can you store eggs in the refrigerator?
The shelf life of eggs is mentioned on the box; but usually, shell eggs can stay in your refrigerator from 3 to 5 weeks. Boiled eggs can stay in the fridge for a week.

6.How long can you store eggs out of the refrigerator?
Eggs can be kept out of the refrigerator for a maximum of 2 hours.

Kitchen Tip: If you break an egg on your kitchen floor, cover it with lots of salt and wipe it up. Then, use water and disinfectant to clean.

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