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Old 04-26-2007, 07:07 PM   #11
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Eggs from the store I put in the fridg.
Eggs from the chickens... I put on the cupboard.

If you ever travel to Mexico or Greece.. you'll find all the eggs on the shelf.
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:01 PM   #12
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...If you ever travel to Mexico or Greece.. you'll find all the eggs on the shelf.

But that doesn't make it right. Eggs qill spoil much faster at room temperature than under refrigeration.
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:03 PM   #13
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But that doesn't make it right. Eggs qill spoil much faster at room temperature than under refrigeration.
Provided you live in a country that has electricity, refrigerators, and ice.
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Provided you live in a country that has electricity, refrigerators, and ice.
Good point StirBlue
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Breezy, I didn't understand your last paragraph.
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:11 AM   #16
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Eggs are not kept refrigerated in England. When I first came here to visit and we went to the supermarket I about freaked out when I saw all the eggs on shelves...just like canned food!
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I don't know if this is true, but I would imagine that the cultures who do not refrigerate eggs, would use the eggs in a timely manner, so that leaving the eggs out is not a health issue. Any one know if this is true?
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Old 04-27-2007, 08:25 AM   #18
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Good afternoon Everyone.. eggs aren't refrigerated here in Athens Greece either
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:00 AM   #19
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Eggs that are unwashed keep for weeks unrefrigerated--they are made to last. A hen lays her eggs one a day, and does not begin setting to hatch them until she has 10 or a dozen. The eggs HAVE to last that long or you wouldn't have any chickies.

Washed eggs are different-- the natural coating that keeps them from drying out has been washed off. Even so, they generally dry out before they spoil. Grocery store eggs are washed--they have to be, in the US.

Most rotten eggs are rotten because the hen has a disease that causes the eggs to addle, and they rot quite quickly, refrigerated or not.

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Old 04-27-2007, 11:03 AM   #20
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Sparrowgrass or anyone else:

I'm trying to understand why you would choose to leave eggs unrefrigerated if you have the option of refrigeration. Is there some benefit to leaving eggs unrefrigerated that I'm not aware of?
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