How can I tell if an egg is truly fresh?
How can I tell if an egg is truly fresh?
Submitted by kayla.b.craig

You can easily gauge eggs’ freshness by gently placing them in a bowl of cold water. Really fresh eggs will drop to the bottom of the bowl and lie on their sides. Somewhat fresh eggs will stand on end and bob about in the water. Old eggs will float—and should be discarded.

Answered by DeborahWagman
Community Answers (2)

You can also tell by holding the egg between your thumb and finger, one on pointed end and the other on big end then shake gently. If there is any sound of movement, sloshing, then it is not at it's freshest. If there is a lot of sloshing throw it away.
Submitted by evelynbone