Interesting Egg Trivia
While conducting our egg related research, we came across
some interesting questions for all you egg lovers out there
and have put these tidbits into one article for your viewing
pleasure. So, sit down, relax and enjoy reading all about
the incredible edible egg……
1. If you aren’t sure whether an egg is fresh
or hard boiled, should you crack it to find out?
Not necessarily. Instead of creating a big mess, you can instead
spin the egg. If it wobbles then it is raw and if it spins
easily then you know that it is hard boiled. As you might
guess, this is a whole lot easier and cleaner than cracking
2. What should you do if you drop an egg on the floor
and it breaks? You should pick it up. No really,
if you drop an egg on the floor and it breaks then you can
sprinkle it heavily with salt and then sweep it up. This makes
it much easier to clean.
3. Can you freeze an egg? Yes, you can freeze
an egg if you separate it first. However, to ensure optimal
success and freshness, you should only choose fresh and uncracked
eggs. By separating them, you can freeze and then use them
up to 12 months later.
4. What causes the greenish ring around boiled eggs
and is it harmful? The green coloration typically
occurs when eggs are overcooked, cooked at too high a temperature,
or when there is a high amount of iron in the cooking water.
It occurs when the egg’s sulfur and iron compounds reacting
to the yolk. Therefore, if you really want to avoid this problem,
you should carefully evaluate the time and temperature that
you use while cooking your eggs. Check out our hard-boiled
5. How can you best determine an egg’s freshness?
There are several ways to determine if an egg is fresh. Here
are some proven things that you can do:
a. Purchase it when it is fresh to begin with and then pay
attention to the expiration date and use it within 3 weeks
from its packing date.
b. Don’t even try to judge an egg’s freshness
by placing it in saltwater. Instead, use a more reliable test.
Hold up your white egg to a light and you will then be able
to see the air pocket. The less pocket of air the better and
c. Another way is to crack the egg and evaluate the color
of the egg white. If the egg white appears cloudy then it
is fresher than one that is clear.
d. Put your egg in cold water and if it is old then it will
float and you should definitely not eat an egg that floats.
6. Are brown eggs better than white? The
color of an egg doesn’t have anything to do with its
apparent quality. It simply means that a different breed of
hen produced the egg and it matters not which one you choose.
7. Why shouldn’t you keep eggs at room temperature?
They must be put in the refrigerator because they are perishable
food and by putting them in the fridge, you can ensure that
they remain fresh.
8. What is a dried egg mix? It is a blend
of dried whole eggs, nonfat dry milk, soybean oil and a small
amount of salt that is sold in packages and is equivalent
to about six eggs. It is often used in disaster feedings and
for low income programs.