How to store eggs

Find out the best way to store your eggs to ensure they stay fresh for as long as possible. Also get our printable 'Eggs Facts and Tips' so you always have this info on hand!

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What is the best way to store eggs?

To keep eggs fresh for longer, store them in the carton they were purchased in and refrigerate them as soon as possible. Cartons reduce water loss, protect your eggs and help you to keep track of their best before date. Store eggs in the coolest area of your fridge, usually the lowest section.

Why should eggs be refrigerated?

Eggs last longer in the fridge, and chilled eggs can last up to 6 weeks.

Leaving cold eggs out of the fridge can lead to condensation on the egg, which can encourage the growth of bacteria that may lead to contamination. You can avoid this by keeping eggs cold and refrigerating them as soon as possible after buying them.

How to purchase and use your eggs

Check that your eggs aren't cracked before you purchase them. If you discover a cracked egg when you return home, it’s safest to discard it.

Use the eggs with the closest best before dates first.

Only buy what you can consume within 5-6 weeks and choose an egg size that is most appropriate for your cooking. 

Do fresh eggs or cooked eggs keep longer?

Eggs keep longer when they’re uncooked in their shells. Egg shells naturally have a protective coating that gets washed away or discarded when cooked. Once cooked, eggs should be used within a week.

What to make with fresh eggs

The freshest eggs are best for poached and fried eggs, simply because fresh eggs hold their shape better. Watch how to make perfectly poached eggs below.

What to make with older eggs

If you have some eggs that have been in the fridge for a few weeks, they're great to use for boiling because the egg will peel away more easily. They're also great for quiches, frittatas, baking, cakes and more as long as they haven't reached the best before date. Try making this delicious healthy frittata recipe.

GET THE RECIPE: Healthy Lentil and Feta Frittata

This recipe is nutritious and easy dinner idea. Get more recipes to make with eggs below, as well as a printable design with more egg facts and tips that you can print out to always have on hand. Simply click it to download or print!

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