For years my husband and I have had an ongoing disagreement about our eggs – he believes that you shouldn’t use eggs past the date on the carton, and I say that it is a ‘sell by’ date and the eggs are actually good for awhile after that date. But for how long? And if I’m right, how do you know when it’s time to toss them out? My mom tells me that the brighter the yolk, the fresher the egg, but I really wanted a more scientific answer to end the argument so I went to good folks at Better Homes and Gardens. They tell us you can test the freshness of your eggs by gently placing them in a bowl of cold water. Fresh eggs will drop to the bottom and lie on their sides, somewhat fresh eggs will bob around in the water while standing up, and old eggs will float – those are the ones that should be tossed.
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