Here is why you should not keep eggs in fridge!

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Nov 03, 2015

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  • Eggs don't need refrigeration.
  • Refrigeration increases the shelf life of eggs.
  • Eggs don't rot when kept outside the fridge.
  • You can eat eggs within a couple of days without keeping them in the fridge.

All of us have been storing chicken eggs in the fridge for our entire lives and why shouldn’t we? Even our refrigerators come with a separate area for storing eggs. But, you must now  think twice before doing so because a new study claims that storing chicken eggs in fridge is unhealthy. And, the reason may surprise you. But, before we move on to that let’s see why we have been storing them in the fridge.


eggs in fridge

Storing eggs in the fridge saves us from the risk of food poisoning. Besides, salmonella will not multiply in the fridge. It's also more convenient to store eggs inside a refrigerator.

Here is why we don’t need to store eggs in the fridge


Room temperature eggs are good for baking

Do you love baking? Well, then, using temperature-stored eggs are much better than refrigerated ones because cold whites do not whip as well as those stored in room temperature do.


They don’t rot

Eggs kept in room temperature don't rot fast as compared with the ones stored in a refrigerator. Eggs seem to turn out sour when removed from extreme cold temperatures.


Bacteria on the shell

It has been observed that storing eggs in cool temperatures and then leaving them out at room temperature could cause condensation, promoting the growth of bacteria on the shell that could probably get into the egg as well, which can thereby become unhealthy for consumption.


Eggs containing the cuticle

You don’t have to refrigerate fresh eggs that have their cuticle intact.


The infected ones

If you suspect that an egg is infected with salmonella, storing it in room temperature with other eggs could infect the other eggs with the bacteria as well. Hence, it is best to store egg in the refrigerator in order to kill the bacteria.

No matter if the shelf life for an unrefrigerated egg is 7 to 10 days or the lifespan is 30 to 45 days for refrigerated eggs, it's best to consume eggs within a couple of days.


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  • Kritika04 Nov 2015

    Very informative article but how would I know if an egg is infected with salmonella.

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