The.Striving.Muslimah.Blog.Eggs.Fresh.or.Not

 

Place the egg into a bowl of cold water.

The water level should be about 2 times higher than the egg.

Observe what the egg does;

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  • Sinks? … … then it’s Fresh! 
    Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom of the bowl, and probably lie on their sides.
  • lies on the bottom but bob slightly … … 
    = about one week old.
  • Balances on its smallest tip, with the large tip reaching for the top,
    = it’s probably close to three weeks old.
  • Floats at surface?
    =
    it’s bad and should not be consumed!

 

Why this works? Bad-Eggs-Float

Eggshells are very porous, and an egg’s shelf life diminishes as more air enters the shell. The more air that enters the shell, the more buoyant the egg becomes.