Life hack: Check if your eggs are still edible

A lot of people will rely on the date on the egg carton to tell them when their eggs have expired but sometimes they are still edible! Even after reaching the expiry/used by date, there is an easy way to test to see if your eggs are OK.

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Gently place raw eggs in a bowl of cold water. If the egg sinks to the bottom, they are OK. However, if it floats, they’ve gone off and need to be discarded.

This happens because over time the liquid inside eggs evaporates through the shell and leaves a gas bubble inside. Therefore the older the egg, the more it floats!

 

 

Tell us, have you ever tried this trick? Will you use it?