How fresh are your eggs?  We know our eggs are fresh, however, there is an occasional rotten egg – pew wee.  Today, as I was washing eggs, I thought one of my routine things might be of interest to you.  We buy our eggs from a person on the road, who gets them from a person who pushes a large cart full of eggs straight from an egg farm (there are many homes with that indicate they have egg laying hens).  This man collects the eggs from the egg farms to sell to the merchants on the road.  We buy 30 eggs at a time (un plateau), but you can buy them individually too.  They aren’t prepackaged, so you can either have your eggs placed lose in a sack or try to balance the flimsy cardboard with the eggs on top or buy a hard plastic egg holder, I was happy when I found the egg holder – we had many broken eggs before the holder.  The eggs are not washed because they aren’t pasteurized.  You can leave the eggs unrefrigerated for up to 2 or 3 weeks, once they are washed the natural protective layer has been removed and it’s necessary to refrigerate them.  When the eggs are brought home, I wash 10 eggs to be refrigerated in soapy water and rinse them in filtered water.  I dry them with a paper towel and place them in the refrigerator.  As you can see they come home very dirty and they are brown.  We haven’t seen a white egg since we left the States.  That brings me to a question, why are the majority of eggs in the States white?

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8 Responses to Eggs

  1. Pop-pop says:

    I think the answer to the question is that we are more interested in appearance than quality. Is there a spiritual lesson there?

  2. Mom says:

    The color of the egg shell is largely dependent upon the breed of the chicken. Most of the eggs from the chickens we had on the farm were some various shade of brown or tan and some eggs had spots on them. No spiritual lesson intended…just egg talk. 😉

  3. Mom says:

    I used to buy eggs with green-colored shells from a local farmer because the yokes are slightly lower in cholesterol than from other types of chicken eggs. There’s no difference in taste.

  4. Heidi Frazee says:

    We have our own chickens, and their eggs range in color. We have off white and a couple shades of brown. I didn’t know about the unwashed eggs keeping better. I usually just wash them right before I use them, and I leave them out. So it’;s a good thing I guess.

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