The crazy reason Americans continue refrigerating their eggs


In the United States, nearly everyone refrigerates their eggs, whereas in Europe, hardly anyone does. But do you know why the difference?



The answer might well surprise you - and has to do with a process that's actually illegal in Europe.




In particular, American eggs are washed a particular way because of their increased risk of salmonella. 

In Europe, that washing process is illegal.

As salmonella spreads more rapidly at room temperature, American authorities recommend refrigeration - which should keep your eggs for 30-45 days. 

In Europe, there's less of a risk, and eggs will keep unrefrigerated for 7-10 days.

In particular, this is a result of factory farming, which puts American eggs at higher risk. If, however, your eggs are from small local farms, you have a much lower risk of salmonella.

You can learn more at Healthy Holistic Living.






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