To Top

Testing Egg Freshness

If you want to know if an egg is still fresh, put it in a bowl of salt water. If the egg floats or sits with the big end up, the egg is no good.

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

January 19, 20150 found this helpful

This may be true, but please be aware that if the water is too salty, ANY egg will float, whether good or bad. This was an old way of testing the strength of brining solutions used for curing hams or pickling certain foods... "make the water salty enough to float an egg." I've tried it with students at a homeschool group as we were learning about food preservation, and it works. It does take a great deal of salt, probably much more than anyone would consider using for a test to see if eggs are good. Even so, I still wanted to give the warning that water which is TOO salty will float even a fresh egg. I will still give this tip a thumbs up vote!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Testing Egg Freshness
Testing Egg Freshness
Categories
Food and Recipes Food Tips EggsAugust 23, 2004
Guides
A mother talking to her teen son.
Random Drug Testing for Your Teens
A healthy omelet.
Make Your Own Egg Beaters
Four very new seedlings growing out of the ground.
Testing Seeds for Viability
Egg Salad
Making Egg Salad
More
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/09/08 11:10:28 in 493 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!