Check out All These Amazing Things Salt Can Do for You!

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20. Check the freshness of eggs

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You can easily see how fresh your vegetables are. The same cannot be said about eggs. But did you know, that you can check the freshness of an egg by placing two teaspoons of salt in a bowl of water? All you have to then do is to place the egg in the bowl. If the egg sinks it is definitely very fresh. If it drifts upwards very strongly, the egg is quite old and possibly shouldn’t be eaten anymore.

Another great tool to check the freshness of an egg is the sound. Shake the egg close to your ear and if you hear a wobbling sound inside, that’s another indicator that the egg should be thrown away as it is too old to be eaten.

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Eggs are best stored at a temperature range of 8°C  and 18°C. If kept in a cool spot, eggs can last for up to a month depending on how fresh they are when being bought.

No matter how fresh the eggs are, it is essential to properly heat them through before eating them as there is always a chance of dangerous bacteria build-ups (especially salmonella).

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