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do i have to clean eggs before eating them?

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You don't have to clean the shell of an egg before using it, unless it has visible dirt or feces on it.   Actually, if the egg appears clean, it is best NOT to wash it because you will be washing off a natural coating (the "bloom") that covers and protects the egg.  This bloom keeps the egg fresh.  If the shell was dirty and you washed it, it is best to use the egg within a day or two.

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I only wash my duck eggs and thats because my ducks bury them so they look pretty nasty if they don't bury them in the nest crate. My chicken eggs... I just crack and cook.

At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

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At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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It's your choice. Some people wash some don't. Washing off the bloom only matters if you are storing the eggs for weeks at room temperature or months in the fridge. Eggs last a long time either way.

Either way you need to handle them using safe food handling practices.

 

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

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It's your choice. Some people wash some don't. Washing off the bloom only matters if you are storing the eggs for weeks at room temperature or months in the fridge. Eggs last a long time either way.

Either way you need to handle them using safe food handling practices.

 

Imp


X2 - I wash and refrigerate every egg - the only choice I'm comfortable with.  However, it IS a personal choice.  Some people will argue the opposite of what I o.  So do what feels right for you.

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It's your choice. Some people wash some don't. Washing off the bloom only matters if you are storing the eggs for weeks at room temperature or months in the fridge. Eggs last a long time either way.

Either way you need to handle them using safe food handling practices.

 

Imp


X2 - I wash and refrigerate every egg - the only choice I'm comfortable with.  However, it IS a personal choice.  Some people will argue the opposite of what I o.  So do what feels right for you.

I should add in the arena of food safety, that if you do wash; then refrigerating is the best option.

 

Imp- I do what CarolJ does, wash & refrigerate.

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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I do not clean eggs I am shipping to be hatched. But I do clean my eggs that I am eating

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