Monday, January 29, 2007

Egg expiration dates...

This may sound silly but I had a dozen eggs that had an expiration date of January 15th and I almost threw them out, however I checked online and discovered:

The "sell by" or "best if used by" or "exp (date)" are all expressions used by the industry in various states, and are used by the retailer to assure you of freshness. The egg will continue to be fresh for at least another 2-3 weeks if it has been refrigerated from the time packed until used at 45 degrees F. or lower. As the egg ages, it does lose some of its qualities, so if you were baking a cake or whipping meringue, your cake might not rise as high as expected, and you might not get the volume of meringue you would expect, so for baking purposes it is better to use a fresher egg.

There are more eggsellent ideas at the link...

:-)

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit said...

If it walks, let it go and forget about it ;-)