FoodStoring eggs pointed end down could keep them fresh for longer; here's why

Storing eggs pointed end down could keep them fresh for longer; here's why

Dlaczego jajka powinno się przechowywać szerszą stroną ku górze?
Dlaczego jajka powinno się przechowywać szerszą stroną ku górze?
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3:11 PM EST, January 6, 2024

Regardless of whether you store the eggs in the carton or another container, always ensure that the pointed end of the egg is directed downwards. This method of storing eggs is astonishingly effective in preserving their freshness.

Typically, the narrower part of the egg is visible from the carton, while the broader part is hidden inside. You can prolong their freshness by flipping the eggs so the wider side is up and the narrower side down. The logic behind this is simple physics: when inverted in such a way, the yolk settles precisely at the center, away from the air chamber, hence staying fresh longer.

Additionally, remember that eggs should not be stored near fragrant products. Eggs have the property to absorb odors, so they should be kept separate or in tightly sealed packages.

What are other ways to prolong the freshness of eggs?

Low temperatures retard the aging process of eggs, which is why they should be stored in the refrigerator, preferably in a carton or bowl, to maintain consistent airflow. Eggs shouldn't be left at room temperature - one day in such conditions is equivalent to five days of refrigerated storage.

It is also advised not to wash the eggshells before refrigerating them. The aging process in eggs involves, among other things, the degradation of proteins and vitamins and the rancidity of fats. The natural protective layer on the shell inhibits these phenomena. Washing eggs removes this protective cover, which leads to a decrease in their freshness.

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