The eggs They are a very common food in our lives, as they are tasty, cheap and perfectly complement almost any type of food, even hot and cold.
Also, eggs have very beneficial nutritional propertiesbecause from the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) they assure that it is a food rich in vitamins and proteins.
In this way, eggs are a fairly complete, both the white and the yolk “contain a substantial part of proteins of high biological value”. These experts assure that the yolk is rich in fat, although of the best quality, since the amount of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids far exceeds that of saturated fat.
Likewise, the contribution of oleic acid, linoleic acid and omega 3 that they contain is highly beneficial for the health of most people.
From the OCU they emphasize that, like any food, abusing eggs can be bad for your health. Nevertheless, eat an egg a day It is not harmful and, therefore, will not increase the risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases, nor will it raise the level of cholesterol.
How should we store eggs in the fridge?
Almost all of us consume eggs all year round. Despite this, many people are unaware of the risk of not handling or keeping them well.
The truth is that the egg requires some special cares, both when buying them in the supermarket, and when keeping them in the fridge at home and handling them before eating.
In the first place, we must bear in mind that the eggs we buy must have the shell intact and clean. In addition, they must necessarily contain the preferred consumption date printed on the container.
Arriving home, you never have to wash them, not even before putting them in the fridge, since the water can facilitate the entry of germs into the egg. If, for example, the egg is very dirty, it can be washed, but just before cooking it, since humidity and eggs do not get along well.
Although we buy them at room temperature in the supermarket, when we get home the eggs they should be kept in the fridge. They should never be left unrefrigerated, and they should always be taken out of the fridge just before use.
When it comes to storing eggs in the refrigerator, special needs are also required, since the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) emphasizes that the ideal is to place them in the upper part of the refrigerator and never at the door.
As these experts warn, we must avoid temperature fluctuations in this food. In this way, if we place them on the door, the opening and closing will cause continuous changes in temperature that can damage their quality and make them lose their properties.
Also, the eggs should stay away from odors strangers from the fridge that can affect its taste.
This is how the egg should be handled to avoid poisoning
When handling the egg, a series of conditions must also be taken into account, they explain from the OCU.
First of all, you have to be careful when breaking them, since environmental contamination can pass from the shell to the yolk. For this reason, we must not break it in the same container that we are going to beat it, and we must not separate the yolk and the white with the eggshell.
If at the time of opening the egg we see that it has a strange smell, it is important throw it away immediately.
If the egg is perfectly, it should Cook good, as the heat will kill some bacteria such as salmonella. In the case of tortillas, it is ideal to curdle them well and keep them refrigerated if they are not going to be eaten right away. Also, if we are going to make mayonnaise with fresh egg, we must keep it for a maximum of 24 hours.
The experts of the Organization of Consumers and Users remind that It is not recommended to consume large quantities of raw eggs. and that the way of cooking it is always important, since the fried egg provides more calories and fat than if we cook it boiled or soft-boiled.