Health Tips - Eggs, Germs on

 
Eggs, Germs on

Eggs that are fresh out of a chicken could use special handling. So, if you have your own chickens or access to eggs that may not be well-cleaned, below you will find a great way to clean the eggs. If you get your eggs from a reputable supermarket, simply rinsing them thoroughly is likely to be good enough.

Chickens lay eggs and excrete their waste (poop and pee) all from the same place.  Because of this contact with fecal material, you can see how the outside of the eggshell contains viruses and bacteria that you might not want to contact yourself.

The majority of germs related to eggs exist on the outside of the eggshell.  When you crack an eggshell open to use the egg, the germs are easily transferred.  Knowing this, it is easy to handle. 

What to do:  Empty a new carton of eggs into a colander or sieve for rinsing.  Dump the egg carton as it is generally contaminated.  After giving your eggs a thorough shower, place them in one quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide to soak for about half an hour.  Make sure to store eggs after this point in the refrigerator.

Read all my nutrition tips to find out how easy it is to keep yourself healthy, and how to get healthier faster.

Your eggs are now good to eat!

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