How Can You Tell If an Egg Is Good?

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Fresh egg whites will hold together well and have a clear appearance. Older eggs tend to spread out and become watery.

Egg White Quality

 When cracked open, a fresh egg will have a firm yolk that sits high and is surrounded by a thick, somewhat cloudy egg white. If the yolk is flat and the white is runny, the egg is likely old.

Yolk and White Appearance

Run your finger over the eggshell. A good egg will have a smooth and slightly chalky texture.

Shell Texture

Fresh eggs should have little to no smell. If you notice a strong or unpleasant odor when you crack the egg open, it's likely spoiled.

Check for Odor

Fill a bowl with water and gently place the egg in it. A fresh egg will sink and lie flat on its side. If it's slightly older but still good

Float Test

A good egg should have a clean and uncracked shell. Avoid eggs with cracks, as they can lead to contamination.

Inspect the Shell

Look at the expiration or sell-by date on the carton. This gives you an idea of how fresh the eggs are.

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