Facts & Tips
Everyone knows all about eggs right? They have been a part of our diet for as long as anyone can remember. But we think some of these facts and tips might surprise you…
- Brown eggs and white eggs have the same taste and nutritional value…the only difference is the hen. White-feathered hens lay white eggs and brown-feathered hens lay brown eggs.
- There are six different sizes of egg – peewee, small, medium, large, extra large and jumbo.
- An air cell forms at the wide end of the egg as it cools after being laid. The smaller the air cell, the fresher the egg.
- A fresh egg will sink, while an older egg will float in water – this is because of the size of the air cell.
- If you need to distinguish a hard-boiled egg from a raw one, just spin them. The hard-boiled egg will spin longer.
- If your egg white is cloudy, that is actually another indicator of freshness – it is the result of higher carbon dioxide levels when the egg is laid.
- You can freeze eggs. Just beat them lightly until they are well mixed, and then pour them into a tightly sealed freezer container.
- Eggs should be stored in their original carton in the refrigerator.
- Because egg whites are naturally drying, they can be used as an easy homemade facial.
- Eggs are one of the few foods that naturally contain the “sunshine” vitamin.
- Some people say that the chef’s hat (the toque) has one pleat for every way you can cook eggs – they are one of the most versatile foods in your fridge.