DailyDirt: Raw Eggs Are Healthy..?

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Maybe you like Caesar salads or the supposed health benefits of drinking raw eggs (a la Rocky Balboa), and you already know about the risks of Salmonella. Well, there's some good news for you: you might be able to get some pasteurized eggs that are virtually indistinguishable from conventional raw eggs. While previous pasteurization methods made eggs a bit thicker in texture, food scientists have been working on fixing that. Here are just a few links on eating raw eggs, if that's your thing. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: cdc, eggs, food, health, pasteurization, raw, salmonella


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    Anonymous Coward, 4 Apr 2014 @ 5:19pm

    European Eggs not refrigerated

    In Europe they do not wash the protective cuticle coating that is naturally present when an egg is laid. Once you remove this cover the egg shell is now more vulnerable to bacteria. Even this wouldn't be too bad, but they then get refrigerated in the US. This means that when the cold eggs are exposed to the warmer, more moist air at room temperature, moisture can form on the shell due to condensation. This moisture would allow bacteria to cling right to the shell and potentially contaminate the egg.

    Basically once it gets cold, it has to stay that way. If you prefer your eggs room temp, buy from a local farmer.

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