Fresh Choices!  Changing for the Better Header

Eggs

Frequently Asked Questions



What are some recipes that use eggs?

Back to Top


What nutrients do eggs provide?

Eggs are an excellent source of Protein, which is needed for growth, development and repair of your muscles and other body tissues. It also helps you fight infection and disease.

Back to Top


Should you limit the number of eggs you eat or serve to your family?

Eggs are high in cholesterol, so eating eggs too often can cause your family to have a diet that is high in cholesterol. Eggs can be part of a healthy diet, especially if you limit the amount of fat and cholesterol you receive from other foods. Limit high-fat foods like whole milk, cheese, processed meats and ice cream.

Back to Top


What is the best way to store eggs?

Eggs should be stored in the refrigerator as soon as possible after they are bought. Keep eggs in their carton to help protect them from absorbing odors in your refrigerator; this helps to keep the eggs fresh longer.

Store your eggs in the middle or lower shelves where the temperature is more constant.

Back to Top


How long will an egg keep?

Eggs stored in their carton on an appropriate shelf in the fridge are OK to use up to 2-3 weeks past the carton's "sell by" date.

Hard-boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Back to Top


Is it safe to eat raw eggs?

Eating raw eggs can put you at risk for Salmonella poisoning, a type of food poisoning. It is better to avoid foods that contain raw eggs (like cookie dough).

Be sure to wash your hands after touching raw eggs!

Back to Top


Is there a difference between white and brown eggs?

Brown and white eggs are the same; different kinds of hens lay different colored eggs.

Tip! You can buy either type of egg with your WIC vouchers.

Back to Top