How Long Are Eggs Good For?

The freshness and safety of eggs can vary depending on several factors, including how they are stored and whether they are raw or cooked. However, I can offer you the basic safety guidelines to follow. There is also an easy float test that can determine the age of an egg, so let’s get started.
Fresh eggs (in the shell): Fresh eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 weeks from the date of purchase. However, it’s best to use them within the first 3 weeks for optimal quality and taste.
Hard-boiled eggs: Hard-boiled eggs, with the shell intact, can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. It’s important to keep them refrigerated and avoid leaving them at room temperature for too long.
Raw eggs (cracked): If you crack eggs and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator, they should be used within 1-2 days. However, it’s generally recommended to use fresh, uncracked eggs for the best results.
Cooked eggs (scrambled, fried, etc.): Cooked eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to store them in a covered container to prevent cross-contamination with other foods.
Egg dishes (quiche, frittatas, casseroles, etc.): If eggs are used in cooked dishes like quiche, frittatas, or casseroles, they should be consumed within 3-4 days when stored in the refrigerator.

Float Test to Determine Freshness

This is a Simple Way to Determine the Freshness of an Egg
Fill a bowl with water with enough water to fully submerge an egg.
Carefully place the egg in the water until fully submerged.
Fresh Eggs Behave Differently From Older Eggs
Fresh eggs: If an egg sinks to the bottom and lies flat on its side, it is very fresh and safe to eat. The egg yolk will be plump and the white will be thick.
Less fresh eggs: If an egg stands upright on the bottom of the bowl, it is not as fresh, but still safe to eat. The egg yolk may be slightly less plump and the white may be slightly thinner.
Old eggs: If an egg floats to the surface or stands upright on the surface of the water, it is not fresh and should be discarded. The egg yolk will be flat and the white will be watery.

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