Pasteurized Eggs?

@Inlemay (16543)
South Africa
January 26, 2017 11:56pm CST
Yesterday my hubby brought home eggs which had me totally bedaddled at the indication that they were pasteurized eggs! What are pasteurized eggs? Now the first thing that came to mind was - how does a CHICKEN poop a because it took Louis Pasteur YEARS to lay claim to his microbiology renowned discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. Have Chickens gotten that smart? However . . . Google is a wonderful and educational tool, wikipedia gives me this information: Pasteurized eggs are eggs that have been pasteurized in order to reduce the risk of food-borne illness in dishes that are not cooked or are only lightly cooked. They may be sold as liquid egg products or pasteurized in the shell. Pasteurizing eggs in their shells is achieved through a technique that uses precise time and temperature zones within water baths.[13] Pasteurizing eggs in their shells can also be achieved through a process that involves treatment with ozone and reactive oxygen species under high and low pressures, followed by replacement with an inert gas, such as nitrogen." So we go from FREE LAID to PASTEURIZED ? what next? My breakfast will be ONE pasteurized egg, and if there be any different from the FARM free laid egg, I shall let you know! I give you my view of a good Irish Country road - nostalgia creeping in as I watch the mist with the rain as I sip at my second cup of cappuccino. Life is Grand! Kalimera everyone and a special Kalimera to @ison_1 - miss you John
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@BelleStarr (38236)
• United States
31 Jan 17
I was wondering where that road was and it does make me nostalgic for Ireland.
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@Inlemay (16543)
• South Africa
3 Feb 17
that road is on the way to Galway - just after Shannon
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@BelleStarr (38236)
• United States
3 Feb 17
@Inlemay I went south from Shannon the one time we landed there, the last 3 times we have gone to Dublin
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
27 Jan 17
I try to be sure NOT to buy pasteurized eggs because the mayonnaise come out weird using them. If I really want to be sure, I cook the egg and I use the hard boiled egg to make the mayo, it's a bit harder, but you have no risks.
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@Inlemay (16543)
• South Africa
6 Feb 17
well I didnt notice any difference just the price
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
6 Feb 17
@Inlemay Did you use them to prepare a home made mayo? When I used pasteurized eggs it came out too soft.
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@Inlemay (16543)
• South Africa
6 Feb 17
@LadyDuck just used them to bake - had no idea of any difference
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jan 17
I've never heard of pasteurized eggs but I've heard of vegetarian eggs which is a bit of a worry.
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Feb 17
@Inlemay My thoughts exactly. What about 'Lo-Cal Mineral Water'? Do you have that there?
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@Inlemay (16543)
• South Africa
6 Feb 17
@JudyEv wakakakakaka - that is hilarious, Not that I have seen yet! But then the world shocks me daily
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Feb 17
@Inlemay Some of the people that come up with this stuff must think we're all stupid.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
27 Jan 17
My first thought when I saw the title was the powdered eggs that were commonplace during the war.
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@Inlemay (16543)
• South Africa
6 Feb 17
I know - quite an oddity
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
7 Feb 17
@Inlemay Totally bizarre.
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@WorDazza (10106)
• Manchester, England
27 Jan 17
That's a new one on me! Never heard of them! I think I'll stick to free range until I can make the leap to veganism!!
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@Inlemay (16543)
• South Africa
6 Feb 17
I was very curious about such an EGG!!
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@TRBRocks420 (77581)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Jan 17
I can tell the difference, it's not a huge difference, but I do like the ones straight from the chicken best.
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@Inlemay (16543)
• South Africa
6 Feb 17
those would be called FRESH
@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
28 Feb 17
never seen nor heard of them - but I am going to keep a watchful eye
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Jan 17
I admit, I am now curious
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