Eggs are laid by female animals of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and have been eaten by humans for thousands of years. Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell, albumen (egg white), and vitellus (egg yolk), contained within various thin membranes. The most popular choice for egg consumption are chicken eggs. Other popular choices for egg consumption are duck, quail, roe, and caviar. Below are hygienic ways of maintaining a healthy eggs;
How To Store Eggs?
When you store eggs safely, there will be no chance for the bacteria to spread from the eggs and eggshells. Below are the tips that tell you how to store eggs in a safe manner:
- The refrigerator is the best place to store eggs. Eggs require a temperature below 20 degrees C, and therefore, refrigeration works.
- Hard boiled eggs should not be kept in the fridge for more than three days.
- Do not store the eggs near other foods. The best idea is to keep them in an egg tray.
- You can store cakes in a cool and dry place if they do not contain cream or custard additives.
- You should consume dishes containing eggs soon after preparation. If you are not eating then, or a part of it is left over, cool it quickly. You can refrigerate it for two days, but not more than that.
Tips To Avoid Spread Of Bacteria.
Bacteria can quickly spread from eggs to other foods or things. It can be present inside the egg or on the eggshell. Below are tips to prevent the spread of bacteria:
- Do not place eggs near other foods, even before or after you crack them.
- Be careful not to spread the content of an egg on other food or dishes, while cracking it.
- Clean the dishes and surfaces using soap and warm water after cooking eggs.
- Do not use eggs whose shells are broken and damaged as they might contain bacteria and dirt.
- Rinse your hands with soap and warm water before and after handling eggs.