Did You Know That 1 in 15 Eggs are Thrown Away?*
They may be versatile and easy to cook, but £66m worth of eggs are thrown away every year in the UK.
Tips To Help You Enjoy Yours For Longer.
Store Them Right - Eggs are best kept in the fridge to maintain their freshness and quality. Keep them on a shelf rather than in the door, where the temperature fluctuates more. The shells are porous, so store in their boxes and away from strong-smelling food. If using for baking, allow them to come to room temperature for 30 mins before using.
Make Them Last Longer - If you don't have time to use them, you can freeze eggs, before their best-before date, but not in their shells. To freeze whole eggs or egg whites, beat them first. Remember to label the container with how many eggs are in there. If freezing yolks, add 0.5 tbsp salt or 1.5 tbsp sugar per 240ml of egg to help the yolks from gelling. Defrost thoroughly in the fridge before using.
Did You Know That A Fresh Egg Will Sink In Water, A Stale One Will Float?
Eggs are particularly good for your eyes as they contain two antioxidants that help reduce eye diseases. They are also one of the most nutrient dense foods we can consume. Loaded with protein, iron, zinc, selenium and vitamins. To get all these goodies you will need to eat the yolks as the majority of the nutrients are in there.
Known for being filling, eggs are great if you are trying to lose weight as they fill you up and don't contain many carbohydrates so they won't spike your blood sugar.
Choose eggs that are free-range or organic if possible. Check for cracks before purchasing. Fresh eggs are easy to store and can be kept in the fridge for up to a month.
Duck eggs are like chicken eggs but larger, with more protein and the yolk is richer in flavour; but they do have a higher fat content.