Monday, October 18

Should you refrigerate eggs



I have asked loads of my friend’s this question because my sister who lives in the States asked me.

Apparently, its ALL down to salmonella! In Europe apparently, we don’t generally chill our eggs. Why? Because the rate of salmonella is next to nil compared to that of in the States!

Why? I don’t know! In the UK apparently, farmers took it upon themselves to vaccinate their hens against infection thus preventing salmonella to be an issue full stop.

Eggs don’t need to be refrigerated, but one day out on the counter at room temperature is equivalent to about a week in the refrigerator, so if you aren’t planning on eating your eggs for awhile, it is best to refrigerate them.

The decision to refrigerate or not is up to you. In the UK, Ireland and many European countries, eggs aren’t refrigerated at the shops as you know.

So, unless you plan on cracking your eggshells into your scrambled eggs where they are and can be contaminated by unpleasant matter, than all is well.

Foods you should never put in the freezer.