Let me ask you one question: Do you keep the eggs in your fridge?
If you do, then you probably live in North America, Australia, Japan or in Scandinavia. People, who live in other countries, keep the eggs out of the fridge.
The important question now is: Do we need to keep the eggs in the fridge?
We all know that the most common risk of consuming eggs is the bacteria known as Salmonella.
“In vitro insertion of salmonella into eggs is more successful with non – refrigerated eggs than with refrigerated eggs” – is published in the Journal of Food Protection.
But National Public Radio claims that we don’t need to refrigerate eggs, because there are various protections against Salmonella in America like washing, inspections and tracking the eggs from the supplier to the store. In Europe most of the chickens are vaccinated against salmonella, so this means that we don’t need to be worried or keep the eggs in the fridge.
What should you do?
If you buy eggs from the local farmer and you know that they are fresh (these eggs taste better and are healthier) you may keep them at room temperature.
But if you buy eggs from the grocery store, you should keep them in the fridge because if they were kept in the fridge previously you cannot leave them at room temperature. In this way they are more prone to bacteria growth.
You should throw away eggs which have bad smell and also be sure to buy eggs from reliable supplier.