How to Test an Egg’s Freshness
The Floating Test
- Fill a large bowl with cold water.
- 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
- 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
- Carefully crack the egg and pour the contents onto a plate.
- 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.