I blogged about the benefits of eggs in the past but I have more eggs-pert knowledge to pass along 😏. People, seriously, I am not the originator of all the juicy facts I share on my blog…. I am just passing along the knowledge so you’ll have some interesting to read when you stop and see me here. I like research and information so I’m always finding cool stuff. I’d post more of it here but my day job takes up most of my real life … but no complaints here because it also pays the bills. Can I get an Amen! ✌🏽🙌🏽
Anyway… so I wrote before that I love eggs….and I was eating lots of them… until this year. In January after a horrific sinus infection eggs started giving me the worst indigestion ever. I was so bummed…. they were a main staple. I usually bought eggs that said Natural, no hormones, yadda yadda on the carton. In other words I bought eggs that were $2 to $3 per carton, not 69 cents. I stopped eating them for a few weeks but after a severe craving for a boiled egg one day I bought a carton of expensive organic no hormone etc. eggs, about $4. I boiled a couple and ate them. I waited for that familiar choking sensation in my throat. Nothing. I had no effect from these eggs. YAY! Ate them all…. not at one time but over the next few days. I went back to buy more of the less expensive $2 per carton eggs; because I thought my egg issue was over. Scrambled a couple and within the hour ….suffering. 😩
I was suspicious. Why some eggs and not others would cause an issue. Shortly after, a friend gave me a dozen fresh, no hormone, farm eggs from some well-loved yard chickens owns by a family member. I took them…. more because I was curious to know how they would affect me. Well, ate them and nothings happened….they were soooo delish.
My conclusion… I think I am having a reaction to egg processing rather than the eggs themselves. Maybe what the chickens are fed, or how they are raised, or stuff injected into mass produced chickens. I don’t know….I just know that I need friends with chickens…and thankfully I might have a few 🐥🐣
So, here is a tidbit I learned this week. I had a lot of eggs in my refrigerator from testing which would cause and issue and which wouldn’t. After a few weeks I didn’t know if they were still any good. Well, I found a way to determine if your eggs are old or not. This is so cool.
You can do a water test. I bet everyone knew this except me. Haha. Anyway, you place an egg in a bowl of water. If it sinks, then it’s fresh. If it floats, then it’s old so throw it out. Tons of info online but here is a cool illustration I found for you. Image by Yumi Sakugawa/WonderHowTo
Of course I had to try it myself with my eggs. So, here ya go:
Sure enough, one floated and one sunk. The floating one was much older than the one that sunk. I would have tossed it anyway just by the date alone…. although I hear eggs can last way past the date on the carton. All of my eggs were past the Best Used By date.
There you have it; more info you can share at the dinner table. 🙃😉
Well, that’s all I have for you today!
Blessings on you all…and stay safe out there!