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Should I keep my eggs in the fridge

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This is a question I get asked A LOT…  The answer is YES AND NO!  Have I confused you yet?  Well according to my eggpert source, a food scientist eggs can be kept in or out of the fridge.  

In or Out?

The challenge with eggs is that the shells are permeable, so if you get your eggs and keep them in the fridge, then you need to keep them in the fridge from then on.  However, if you keep your eggs on the counter for a few days and then decide to put them in the fridge this is a no-no.

By moving your eggs from warm to cold or from cold to warm it allows bacteria to potentially pass through the shell into the egg which could mean salmonella poisoning.  You are fine if you are just getting them out of the fridge to cook with and they are out for minutes, but you don’t want them out for hours before.

So whether you decide to keep your eggs in the fridge or show them off on the counter it is completely your call.

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