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July 26, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #97

Egg carton

Do You Know?

When eggs are packed, the date is marked on the carton, numbered according to the Julian calendar. (These eggs were packed on November 11.) How long after the packing date will eggs in their shells stay fresh in the refrigerator?

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[Last week's answer: Tricky photo! Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme was the answer; Simon and Garfunkel provided the musical earworm. Parsley was in the background, behind a stand of chives.]

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Comments

A couple of weeks? I'm more curious as to why they use the Julian calendar! I did not know anyone used it for any practical purpose and until now never saw a table to decipher it! Like to know more about that if anyone wants to share!

According to this, about 60 days. I didn't know that about the Julian number... that means that the "fresh" eggs I see at the market are already 3-4 weeks old.

the best before date shown: I think the eggs will be uneatable by then;--will be 2 months should be a shorter BBD; therefore, do not go by that for eggs!

USDA says three to five weeks after the Julian pack date if kept in the refrigerator.

Most of the world doesn't refrigerate eggs. If you flip the container a couple of times a week to keep the albumin attached (reducing air infiltration) eggs will keep eight to ten weeks.

Interesting comment about flipping eggs to prolong life.

Never heard that before about flipping the eggs! When I used to do the houseboat trips we never kept eggs in the fridge.

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