However, this caused quite a stir. What do you think?
Eggs are a staple source of protein in most of our homes, and when I'm back from my trip to the supermarket, I like to wash my eggs with warm, soapy water, because they do come out of a chicken's butt, after all. Then, I pat them dry and put them in the fridge, pointy side up. Why do I store them that way? Well, I don't really know, but it's just in my head that this way the egg remains balanced. Despite the reason behind it, most of us do store our eggs this way, don't we? But, Noah Young, the owner of The Shiloh Farm in Nebraska, is here to educate why we've been storing our eggs wrong all this while.
According to VT, Young says that eggs should actually rest the pointy end down when they are stored in the fridge. Apparently, there's a scientific reason behind it, and it's because there's an air cell at the other end of the egg, which exists to protect the yolk from a number of undesirable bacteria."First things first, every egg has a pointy end and a blunt end and that blunt end actually has something called an air cell and this air cell actually acts as a buffer, keeping bacteria, such as Salmonella, away from the yolk," explains Young. Did you know about this or are you as mindblown as I am?
"If you store your eggs with the blunt side down, that air cell will eventually start to lift up with gravity, bringing the bacteria closer to the yolk. If you keep it pointy side down, that air sac will actually stay right at the top, and keep your egg fresh for longer," he added. Soon enough, the video went viral, because this is new information, but as one user pointed out, even when you get it from the store, it does come with the blunt end at the bottom, doesn't it? As one user shared: "so who they sell us our eggs wrong?" A second added: "Eggs don't last long enough around my house for that to matter. Good to know though."
A third wrote: "Listening to this as I walk to my fridge and turn all my eggs upside down." This is when one user made another mind-blowing revelation. They shared that eggs mustn't be kept in the fridge at all. Even eggs.ca echoes this user's opinion. " Firstly, the carton protects the eggs and prevents them from absorbing strong odors and flavors of other foods in your fridge through the thousands of tiny pores in the eggshell. Secondly, the Best Before Date is always visible to you so you can guarantee freshness. Lastly, eggs should always be stored with the large end up, the same way they are packaged in the carton. This helps the yolk remain centered."
Alan James however, shared on Facebook: American eggs are washed thus removing the natural protection and therefore need to be in the fridge. Australian, European and UK eggs do not have this natural protection stripped away and do not require refrigeration. In fact, an article by Healthline confirms the same. Denyce Dianne Reno added: People are so soft anymore. Here's the deal - if eggs are freshly laid and UNWASHED, they can sit out on the counter for four plus weeks. If eggs are from the grocery store or have been washed after laying. Then they must be refrigerated. Simple.