There’s no denying to the fact that cooking eggs is the most effortless way to indulge in a hearty and healthy treat. But did you know that eggs are prone to contamination and bacterial developments like Salmonella infection, which may cause food poisoning.
Recently, MyGovIndia posted on their Twitter handle some quick recommendations and a simple test to determine the quality of eggs. In fact, this simple float test can fix your dilemma of eating the right quality eggs before you cook them.
-Take a glass bowl or jar filled with water.
-Then dip the egg into the water. If the egg is placed at the bottom of the glass width wise, then the egg is absolutely fresh and fit to eat.
-In case the eggs are stale or a bit old, it will be placed at the bottom on one end of the glass.
-If the egg is rotten or spoiled it will float up to the surface, this is because the air pockets inside the eggs grow larger when the eggs are rotten or are a bit old. These simple hacks can help you check the quality of eggs even before you start cooking.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is suggested that one must eat eggs that are fresh and not too old as it can simply increase the risk of Salmonella infection, which often leads to stomach ache, cramps, vomiting, diarrhea and food poisoning. So, next time you purchase eggs, don’t forget to check their quality by trying this simple test before cooking your favourite egg delicacies.