Here’s the reason why eggs should be refrigerated
SHOULD EGGS be STORED in the FRIDGE? – Here’s why you should store the eggs in the fridge right after purchasing them from the grocery store or market.
One of the common items that we usually buy at the grocery store or local market is probably a dozen or two eggs.
Eggs can be cooked in many ways such as soft boiled, hard-boiled, poached, sunny side up, over easy, scrambled, and to name a few.
But what do you think is the best thing to do after buying them from the market?
This article will teach you the importance of storing eggs in the fridge.
Most Americans prefer to store them in the fridge while many Europeans do not.
Why? It’s because of Salmonella.
It is a type of bacteria present in the intestines of many warm-blooded animals including chickens or hens.
If a certain food, for example, an egg, has been infected with salmonella, it might lead to vomiting, diarrhea, or worst… death.
In the year 1970s and 1980s, eggs were identified as responsible for 77% of Salmonella outbreaks in the US.
Apparently, there are two ways an egg can be contaminated with Salmonella.
One is external if the bacteria penetrate the eggshell and the other is internal. This happens when the hen itself has been carrying Salmonella and the bacteria were transferred into the egg even before the formation of the shell.
That’s why it is somehow necessary to store it in the fridge.
According to healthline.com, storing the eggs in the fridge keep the bacteria under control. Aside from that, it keeps them fresher compared to storing them at room temperature.
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