Why You Shouldn’t Keep Eggs in the Fridge

Did you know that storing eggs in a refrigerator can deplete their nutritious nature and can also make them toxic?

Even most fridges have a specially designed rack in the door where you can put your eggs, experts have now revealed in a new guide that this is the last place where you should keep your eggs.

In the US, refrigeration of eggs became the cultural norm when mass production caused eggs to travel long distances and sit in storage for weeks to months before arriving at your superstore.

According to a recent study, which was published in the Journal of Food Protection, it was stated that when eggs are stored under extremely low temperatures, their nutritional value can come down. Certain minerals and essential enzymes present in the eggs can lose their ability to benefit the human health when they are stored in refrigerators, as the cold temperature can kill the active enzymes. In addition, the research study also stated that eggs that are stored in refrigerators are at a higher risk of being contaminated by bacteria known as salmonella. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause infectious diseases like stomach ailments, typhoid, etc.

So, eggs that are fresh and have an intact cuticle do not need to be refrigerated, as long as you are going to consume them within a relatively short period of time.

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