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You may have been storing your eggs wrong all this time

You may have been storing your eggs wrong all this time

When it comes to keeping eggs fresher for longer, there are right and wrong places to keep them stored. 

According to Chris Beasley, from the home insurance company Smart Cover, it might not be where you think.

“Eggs store best at consistent temperatures,” Mr Beasley said.

“Which is why you might find they keep better on the top or middle shelf of your fridge.”

The door is one of the warmer parts of the fridge. It also has a less consistent temperature since it’s being opened and closed throughout the day.

If you are one of those people who don’t keep your eggs in the fridge at all, it’s time to break out of that habit.

In Australia, most egg producers recommend storing eggs below 15C. This makes the fridge the best place for them, as it is a climate controlled environment. 

“The best way to keep eggs is to store them in their original carton in the refrigerator as soon as possible after purchase,” its website states. “Cartons reduce water loss and protect flavours from other foods being absorbed into the eggs. Storing eggs loose, or in specially designed sections of the refrigerator is not recommended as this also exposes eggs to greater risk of damage.”

Storing your eggs in the fridge is also the best way to keep bacteria under control and ensure the quality remains. 

Eggs kept in the refrigerator will maintain quality and freshness for at least twice as long. Now you know how to appropriately store your eggs!

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