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Tips To Identify Rotten Egg

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Eggs are an important part of everybody's daily diet. These are bought in bulk and stored for long periods, which puts them at risk of becoming rotten. Therefore, it becomes necessary to identify rotten eggs in time, lest you fall ill of food poisoning. Here are some tips to help you do that:-


Every egg contains a small air pocket at the large end. This air pocket is about 1/8th of an inch deep in a fresh egg and is shaped like a dime. However, as the egg becomes stale, the air pocket inside it starts shrinking, thereby decreasing the buoyancy of the egg.


Thus, the tried and tested way to identify a rotten egg is to put it in a bowl of water.


1) If an egg is fresh, it will settle down at the bottom.

2) If it is about a week old, it will bob slightly but still lie on the bottom.

3) If the egg is about three weeks old, it will balance on its small end.

4) A rotten egg will, most certainly, float.


In fact, this water test is a very old method to determine the freshness of eggs.


However, when we go to the supermarket, we can't always perform this test. Therefore, there are some other signs to follow as well.


Crack open an egg and look carefully for any signs of mold within the egg white or yolk. Other than this, look carefully upon the shell of the egg. It must not be broken or cracked. Nor should it have any spots, either brown or black.


Always choose eggs from a reliable shop and check each egg individually before buying it. After all, it is important to identify rotten egg because only the fresh ones should reach your dining table.


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