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HOW TO TEST FOR FRESH EGGS • Stockland ✘ Jamie's Ministry of Food, episode 03

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Presented by Stockland and Jamie's Ministry of Food.

If you have your own hens or know someone who does, you can testify to the fact that fresh eggs are pretty awesome.

If you don’t have access to backyard eggs, you’ll want to know how to test store-bought ones for freshness using the following methods.

Always test your eggs for freshness using one of these failsafe methods:

1. Check the ‘use by’ date on the carton
Easy and important. But don’t just do it before you buy them, check again before you use them!

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2. Do the float test
Place an egg in a bowl of water. Older eggs will float because a large pocket of air forms in the base, but fresh eggs will sink. 

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3. Crack the egg into a bowl
This is one of the simplest ways to test for freshness. An egg will immediately smell bad if it is off.

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4. Crack an egg onto a flat plate
If the yolk sits high proudly in the centre of the plate and the thick part of the egg white is clearly defined and sitting close to the yolk, your egg is fresh! If the white is runny and yoke flat, your egg is old and should be thrown out.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food believes that by teaching people to cook for themselves and equipping them with some simple skills and food knowledge, communities are empowered to live healthier, happier lives.

Visit our How-To Series for more easy to follow video guides and get back in the rhythm of creating simple, delicious, nutritious dishes for the whole family to enjoy.




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