If you eat eggs, the last thing you want to do is experience a bad or rotten egg. Fresh eggs are a must for your health and also your recipes. While we’re on the subject, if you get caught short in the egg department, you can substitute apple sauce, banana, flax seed and even vegetable oil. Check out our egg substitutions post.
You may not be aware but there is a water test that you can perform to see if your eggs are optimal for use. We have included an infographic and also a video further down our page.
Ideally, you want your egg to sink to the bottom of your bowl, and lay flat. Then you know it is very fresh.
On the other hand, if it stands on its small end, it is around the 3-week old mark and on its way out.
Egg Freshness Test In Water Video Tutorial
We have included this helpful video tutorial that shows you how to recreate the egg freshness water test at home. Click Play above to watch now ^
This infographic from Cookbook People is an easy overview and has a great reminder to buy free range eggs. As they say, they taste better, only cost a little more and the birds shouldn’t have to spend their whole lives in tiny boxes. Purchase ethically.
Be sure to check out how to cook eggs perfect every single time. Our hugely popular post has lots of cheat sheets that you will love. View our post here.