How to check the freshness of eggs
Did you read the way to keep eggs at room temperature for a few months last week?
Actually if you want to keep eggs just for a couple of weeks, you don’t need to do any extra treatment. They stay fairly well at room temperature. However if you need to keep eggs for a longer period of time, the method from James will be a good tip. Or similar methods were introduced also by Tina from Finland and Allison from Canada.
On top of that, it is never a bad idea to check if eggs are still fresh or not before eating. Since the eggs don’t tell how they are on the appearance, we need to have a method. Here is a simple way to check. As you see on the photo above, put the egg in the water. If the egg lies on the bottom of water, it means fresh (the best is when it stays horizontally as well). If the egg floats to the surface of water, it is not edible any more.
Simple science happens here. Older eggs have more gas inside and creates a stronger buoyant force. If you want to be more strict for the freshness of eggs, add salt to the water. Salt water is denser than plain water, the denser the liquid the harder it is for eggs to sink in it.
In addition, if eggs smells bad when you break them, it also means no good.
Enjoy your time with eggs! :-)