All About Eggs

By: Reagan Williams (2nd period)

Foodborne diseases

Foodborne diseases that are associated with eggs are very serious. One type of disease caused by eggs are salmonella. This is when eggs are under cooked or not cooked at all. You can get this disease from uncooked cookie dough, brownie batter, or anything that has raw eggs in it. To prevent salmonella, you should make sure the eggs are completely cooked so that all of the bacteria is cooked off.

All About Eggs

Eggs come in all different sizes. At the store they sell AA, A, and B. In small, local farms they have size C. Sizes AA as well as A are the best types of eggs.

Eggs should be stored in a cool refrigerator. They all have exportation dates, but they are good in the refrigerator for three to four weeks.

Eggs are used to stick foods together. For example, some people use eggs in meatballs to keep them bonded together. Eggs are also used for thickeners. They make the consistency of a food thicker so that there is more of it.

Eggs can be cooked lots of ways. When cooked by themselves eggs are over easy, sunny side up, sunny side down, scrambled, and poached.

A good substitute for eggs is ant time of protein. For example, when cooking you could use something like bacon. You could also use egg substitute that is even better for you. Some people don't want to eat eggs because they are allergic or they are vegan.

Heath Benefits Found in Eggs

Health benefits that come from eggs are they are high in protein, low in calories, as well as low in fat. This makes eggs very nutritious, and an important part of every ones diet.

Why Eggs are Good for Your Diet

Eggs can be part of a healthy diet because they are a good source of energy. They are low in fat so they help your brain during the day. Eggs can be very healthy if you eat them the right way.

Tips and Tricks

  • As an egg ages, the white becomes thinner, the yolk becomes flatter and the yolk membrane becomes weaker, making it more likely to break. These changes don’t affect the egg nutritionally or functionally but the freshness of an egg does affect its appearance and sometimes taste.
  • You can actually microwave eggs. But you have to make sure that ALL of the shell is gone, so that it cant overheat and explode.