Tips & Tricks
Choosing Quality Eggs for Nourishment
When purchasing eggs, always check to ensure:
- that the eggs are clean
- there are no cracks on the egg shells
- the expiry date is still valid for use
Avoid dirty or cracked eggs as they can be contaminated with bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella which can cause food poisoning. QL Eggs are sorted carefully to ensure clean quality eggs in every packaging so you can get the best nutrition for you and your family.
Test the weight of the egg in your hand. Fresher eggs with smaller air cells are heavier. As eggs age, moisture loss increases the air cell inside and reduces egg weight. Providing about 3 million eggs daily for Malaysians, you can be sure to find fresh QL Eggs for your nourishment.
Things to Watch Out When Using Eggs
Keep eggs refrigerated until required for use within the expiry date. This helps to keep the eggs fresher for longer.
When storing the eggs in the fridge, use the egg trays or specific egg storage area to keep the eggs with the pointed ends facing downwards. This helps to maintain the stability of the air cell at the rounder end of the egg and maintain the best quality of the eggs.
Store eggs away from other odour containing foods such as onions and fish which the eggs can absorb the eggshell.
Storing Eggs to Maintain Quality
Avoid using the eggs if the inside of the egg appears to be off-colour such as pink, green, or have an iridescent egg white. This is an indication of spoilage caused by Pseudomonas bacteria which produces greenish, fluorescent pigments.
Avoid using eggs if the inside appears to have black or green spots which indicate bacterial or fungal contamination.
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