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IN Health & Fitness ON 30 Jan, 2016
Eggs are predominant part of almost every human’s diet, mostly American diet. They are versatile packages of vitamins, proteins and a big range of minerals. I know a lot of people dumb the egg carton while bringing them home and preserve the eggs in egg caddy column that is already present in the refrigerator.
But these eggs along with doing good can a way do bad to us. Know how long do they last.
Eggs are stapled component in a meal. They are liable to rot. So few people think of storing them in a freezer and few in an egg carton. But it's very much necessary to handle and store them properly to keep them fresh.
There is always an argument if keeping the eggs in refrigerator good or not. Eggs can be stored in fridge but not at its door or in plastic caddy provided as it may change its temperature, so if you wish to keep the eggs in fridge, keep them in the fridge's main body to keep its temperature consistent.
Actually, the Americans support keeping eggs in fridge and others think that eggs must be kept in finished egg cartons. But the study has proved that eggs can be stored inside or outside fridge but below 20 degrees celsius.
There is a risk of bacteria called Salmonella which may be found in eggs if they are not kept at a constant temperature. So for avoiding health risks and egg flavor, it is recommended to keep them at a constant temperature in the fridge or below 20C.
Always check the 3-digit code called Julian number which represents the day of the year (like 365 as December 31). Also, check the sell-by date, in case if given. The sell-by date should not exceed 45 days the packaging date.
Here, 253 is the Julian number giving idea about the expiry date of eggs.
Rachel Khoo- TV Chef and host of "The Little Kitchen" supports the study of eggs to be stored in fridge at a constant temperature to maintain their safety.