If you’re in the middle of a Whole 30 then this little kitchen tip might not apply. I mean, lets be honest, we eat eggs like they’re going out of style. But if you ever find yourself with a few eggs left in the carton and you just aren’t quite sure how long they’e been in there, here’s a quick test you can do to see if those eggs are safe to eat or time to be tossed.
First, I grabbed my kids to help with the test because we’re all about “science experiments” in our house. Then, we poured a glass of water and pulled out our eggs from the fridge. We actually just went to the grocery store today so I was extra curious to see just how fresh those eggs were they sold me.
All you need to do now is gently drop your egg into the water. Key word: gently. Don’t want that egg to drop too hard to the bottom and crack!
So what happened? Did it sink or did it float? If it sinks, your egg is GOOD. If it floats, time to toss it out.
So why does this test work? Well, it’s all about the shell. The egg shell is made of a porous material designed to let moisture out and air in. As your egg ages, contents inside will become dryer and more dense which in turn allows more air to get inside, thus causing the egg to become lighter the older it gets. The lighter it gets, the more it will float in that glass of water. So there you have it. If it floats it’s old, so toss it out. No floaters allowed!
Source: One Jive