Originally Posted by urmaniac13
I would never swallow a raw egg myself, though we use raw eggs in our Tiramisu and some other sweets, also in many of the recipes eggs are at the point of "rare". (for example, spaghetti alla carbonara, egg is heated only by the freshly boiled piping hot spaghetti while being tossed together)
In these cases, we make darn sure to use the fresh eggs, produced within 2 days.
Yes, eggs are great asset for your balanced healthy diet, as long as, as Andy said, you eat them in moderation.
When I was a girl on my uncles' farms, we always washed the eggs before we used them. soapy water, and then rinse in clear water. I especially do that these days when I'm making something using raw eggs.
As for eating eggs, they're still "The Incredible, Edible Egg," and probably the most perfect source of protein, but, as Julia Child always said; "All things in moderation!"