Monday, September 26, 2016

Fact of the Day: Warm Eggs

While Americans are used to seeing eggs in the dairy section under refrigeration, most countries in the world including many in Europe keep them under room temperature as if they were a can of green beans or a loaf of bread. They are many debates and reasons (for and against) eggs in the fridge, but the general rule of thumb seems be consistency. If eggs are refrigerated, it's best they stay that way from the farm all the way to the house. 

15 comments:

Kay said...

We definitely keep ours in the fridge since it's in the fridge when we buy them. Also, we don't use our eggs quickly.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew they weren't elsewhere

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

WOW that is very interesting. I never heard of room temperature eggs.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's fine to keep eggs out if you're using them right away.

Christine said...

Oh I never knew that! But they must use them within several days I am thinking.

bj said...

so many of my recipes call for room temp eggs...

Bob Bushell said...

Keep them at 4% decrees C. They stay better than 19%.

Mary Kirkland said...

I actually didn't know that. I've always just seen them in the fridge so I guess I thought everyone kept them there.

Harlynn said...

Do you set them out like a loaf of bread, or about the time butter takes to soften?

Harlynn said...

I'm curious as to how this works. If a chicken lays an egg during a zombie apocalypse, and it's not a half grown baby chicken inside because the mother died or some shit. It's been laying in a barn for a long while, would it be safe to eat?

Harlynn said...

I guess I should just ask if they expire faster out of the fridge...

Stephen Hayes said...

But don't they last longer in the fridge?

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I didn't know this!

Huggybear said...

Fresh eggs will last for 6 weeks out of a fridge and at normal room temperature. You DO NOT place them in a hot or sunny part of the kitchen. Just in a shaded, which is a cooler area. Once refrigerated then keep them refrigerated.
Colin

Huggybear said...

WHAT!!!!!!!!!! ???????
All eggs purchased at supermarkets HAVE to be unfertilised.
That means NO ROOSTERS are around.
Unbelievable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Colin