How to Test an Egg’s Freshness

The Floating Test

  1. Fill a large bowl with cold water.
  2. Place the egg in the water and observe.
    • If it sinks to the bottom and lies on its side, it’s still good!
    • If it bobs slightly after reaching the bottom or balances on its smaller tip, it’s old but good!
    • If it floats to the surface, it’s BAD.

The Sloshing Test

  1. Place the egg close to your ear and shake it.
    • If it makes a sloshing sound, it’s BAD.
    • If it makes no sound, it’s good!

The Cracking Test

  1. Carefully crack the egg and pour the contents onto a plate.
  2. Observe the appearance of the yolk and albumen.
    • If the yolk is globe shaped and resting above the thick albumen, the egg is still good!
    • If the yolk is sinking but the albumen is transparent, it’s old but good!
    • If the yolk is flat and the albumen has a runny, watery consistency, it’s BAD.

**If the egg emits an unpleasant odor, discard it immediately.