did you know that eggs are porous!

@littleowl (7157)
April 6, 2008 9:03pm CST
did you know that egg shell is porous like human skin, so if you put them in the fridge they will pick up all the smells in the fridge eg onions etc-i keep my eggs in the kitchen cupboard instead of the fridge so they don't pick the smells up from there-so where do you keep your eggs?
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@ellie333 (21018)
7 Apr 08
Hi Littleowl, Thanks for sharing, my nan always used to keep her eggs in a larder so I have always just put my eggs into a large ceramic bowl and have them on the side in the corner of the kitchen. I have never put them in the fridge for this reason. Ellie :D
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@littleowl (7157)
7 Apr 08
hi ellie my mum always put them in the cupboard and always said that was the place to put them not in the fridge so like you i have always done the same-but in the old days i think women knew better how to keep food anyway-but the reson for eggs is because they can pick up smells etc form whatever else is in the fridge-your friend littleowl
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@ellie333 (21018)
4 Aug 08
Hi Littleowl, an oinion flavoured egg, yuk, but yes they do pick up the smells of anything else nearby because of the porous shells I agree. Thank you for the best response, appreciated. Ellie :D
• United States
7 Apr 08
Eggs are the best - I love rice with eggs.
My eggs are in my fridge. I have had my freezer items smell like thy pick up onions. I have never had any problems with my eggs. I don't even know how long they last out of the fridge. I would be scared to leave them out.
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@littleowl (7157)
7 Apr 08
hi giftsandbags-my eggs last for a while in the cupboard-but i think angelwhispers has a good idea about keeping in the fridge-have a look at her comment-littleowl
• United States
7 Apr 08
I Have always used baking soda in the fridge. You can get them at any store. They even have the ones made just for the fridge. My cut onions go in the trash most of th time. I love fresh onions in my meals. Just sliced and added to the pan/pot.
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@ruby222 (4848)
5 Aug 08
I didnt know that..but ive always kept my eggs in the fridge,and as we dont really know how `fresh` the eggs are when we first buy them,then I think I wil stick to keeping them in the refrigerator,but years ago I always kept them in the pantry,we didnt have a fridge then,so everything was kept in the pantry on the cold slab
@littleowl (7157)
8 Aug 08
Hi ruby yes the shell of the egg is like our skin with pores so therefore can pickup dirrernt smelld from other things..my mum has always kept them in the lardeer or the cupboard she was the one that told me..being a nurse I followed her advice and still always put them in the cupboard-bright blessings littleowl
@Hatley (164222)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Apr 08
I would not worry about the absorption but about the eggs rotting out in the warm air of the kitchen. always refrigerate your eggs as the risk of salmonella is real and you do not need to be getting ill from that.
@littleowl (7157)
4 Aug 08
Hi Hatley thanks for your advice about that salmonella is real as today..but it won't stop me keeping my eggs in the cupboard your friend littleowl
• United States
7 Apr 08
I never knew that. I've always kept them in one of the bottom draws of the refridgerator. Nothing but eggs goes in there for the most part at my house. I learn something new everyday here!
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@littleowl (7157)
7 Apr 08
hi lucky-yep eggs are porous just like our own skin the shells have little holes that any smell in your fridge can get into them-leittleowl
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I didn't know that. How do you keep your eggs fresh in the cupboard? It looks like they would go bas if they are not kept cold. How do you keep them from going bad in the cupboard in your home? Is it cool in there or something?
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@littleowl (7157)
7 Apr 08
i keep them in the box as my cupboard is cool and keep them in a seperate cupoards to jams spices etc-littleowl
• United States
7 Apr 08
In the refrigerator because of the salmonella risk. eggs can go bad, and if you have ever smelled a rotten egg you would not want to again. Of course I keep a box of baking soda in there also. Cut onions go into an air tight container as do all of cooked foods. Not much risk of odors if you just take a few precautions.
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@littleowl (7157)
7 Apr 08
hi angelwhispers,that new to me baking soda in the fridge-thanks for that i will start doing that-thanks for your advice and response
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
that's a news to me. :) i did not know that it actually absorbs the smell of others in the fridge.... we keep our eggs in cabinet, not in th fridge.
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