Eggs have been a dietary mainstay since time immemorial. Eggs are a very good source of protein, calcium, and other vitamins and nutrients. Apart from a great nutritional profile, eggs provide a variety of culinary options and a scope of experimentation. However, we sometimes commit such mistakes that spoil the nutritional value as well as taste. Here are some tips to help you in finding, storing, and cooking eggs properly.
How to choose eggs?
One should preferably buy eggs from the shop where eggs are kept in the fridge. Besides, to know whether the egg is fresh or not, take water in a big vessel and put the eggs in it. If the egg sits at the bottom of the pot, then the egg is good and worth eating. If the egg is slightly floating then understand that the egg is not that fresh but still worth eating. However, if the egg is seen completely floating on
Apart from this, it can also be recognized by looking at the eggshell. The shells of real eggs are not very shiny, they are slightly hazy, while the shells of fake eggs are very shiny. On the other hand, the surface of the real egg is smooth while that of the fake one is relatively rough.
Also, you can identify the egg by shaking it. There will be no sound in the real egg, while the sound of something moving is heard from inside the fake egg.
Do not wash eggs:
When you wash the eggs again after taking them home, this process removes the natural protective layer called cuticles, or blooms, from the surface of the eggs. This coating is extremely beneficial for keeping air and bacteria out of the egg. This allows bacteria to permeate inside the egg. In such a situation, the egg is not healthy to eat.
However, if you are buying eggs straight from the farm and don’t want to eat them without washing them, then we have a better and simpler solution for that. You can use warm water. If you are buying eggs from the supermarket, then this habit of washing eggs should be avoided completely. Moreover, wash the eggs just before the cooking.
How to boil correctly?
To boil the egg, pour as much water into the pan so the eggs can get immersed completely. While boiling the eggs, keep in mind that use a large vessel for it so that the eggs do not collide with each other while boiling.
When the water of the pan starts boiling, add half a teaspoon of salt to it and gradually add all the eggs. Always keep the flame of the gas on medium for boiling eggs. After boiling the eggs for about 15 minutes, turn off the gas and take them out of the hot water, and put them in cold water. After 10 minutes remove the eggs from the water and peel them. By doing this, the egg easily leaves its shell.