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VEGGIE COLUMN – A good egg

I didn’t buy the eggs. My other half is a better shopper than me so he does it. I had no idea if they were new or old. Yes, I was desperately hungry, however I didn’t want to engage with an egg that had gone bad.

I had no clue as to how to test for a bad egg, but thankfully the internet provided an answer. Turns out it’s a simple test.

All you need is a see-through glass or bowl with some water in it to put the raw egg into. If the egg floats, that’s bad. It’s bad because the inside of the egg has changed. The shell is porous so air gets in and dries it out and that is what makes it go off. Please dispose of the egg as it cannot be eaten.

Now, if the egg goes to the bottom and sits up on its pointy end, then it’s still good to eat but should be eaten quickly.

The one we all want to see is when the egg sinks to the bottom as it means the egg is really fresh. You can save those for later or do as I did after my testing and enjoy a lovely poached egg.

I was relieved I didn’t have to get rid of all those eggs. I was struck with guilt at the thought of the waste. You see, I’m trying to be more mindful of what is in the fridge. So much food is thrown away into rubbish and it’s not only costing us but more importantly it’s bad for the environment.

Now I can be sure my eggs are good for eating, and you can too.

 

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