The New Age Mum

About Eggs

Posted on: Thursday, March 6, 2008

Eggs make valuable contribution to a healthy balance diet. They are an excellent source of high quality protein and also the least expensive than other animal-protein food. Though eggs contain a significant amount of cholesterol, they need not be excluded from the diet.

Cross Section of An Egg

What are the Roepy Strands of the Egg White?

They are known as chalazae (kuh-LAY-zee). They are situated on the opposite ends of the eggs to anchor the yolk. The more prominent the chalazae, the fresher the eggs and they do not with the cooking or beating of the egg white. However sometimes, it is strained from stirred custard.

 

Types of Eggs

  • Free Range Eggs-The hens are bred on better diet and the eggs’ shell  are stronger, firmer and the colour of the yolk is a strong yellow. It is also much tastier.
  • Caged Egg (regular/ standard eggs)-These are ‘battery farmed’ chickens’, stuck in a small cage all day long, in artificially lit shed. Their diet contains antibiotics, hormones and other chemicals
  • Barn Laid Eggs – The hens a bred in a much more humane environment than the ‘caged’ hens, as they are in pens (although the hens are always kept indoors), they can be more ‘chicken-like’,  and are able to spread their wings & socialize.

Storing Eggs

  1. Keep eggs in the original carton in the coldest part of your refrigerator.
  2. Throw away any eggs that are cracked, broken, or leaking.
  3. It is best not to wash eggs before storing or using them.
  • Fresh eggs in the shell – 3 to 4 weeks
  • Fresh egg whites – 2 to 4 days
  • Fresh egg yolks (unbroken and covered with water) – 2 to 4 days
  • Hard-cooked eggs – 1 week
  • Deviled eggs – 2 to 3 days
  • Leftover egg dishes – 3 to 4 days

Handling Eggs

  1. Some eggs can have salmonella, on the shell as well as inside the egg. Eggs must be handled carefully both when it is still in its shell & once it is cracked open.
  2. Remember to keep eggs away from other foods.
  3. Always wash your hands, equipments & work surfaces after handling eggs to avoid cross-contamination.
  4. Do not use dirty or damaged eggs.
  5. Thoroughly cooking eggs properly kills bacteria.

Serving Egg Dishes

  1. Serve eggs and egg-rich foods immediately after cooking or refrigerate and use within three to four days.
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