Are You Storing Eggs in the Carton? You Should Be!

updated May 1, 2019
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How do you keep your eggs stored in the fridge? Do you stick with the carton, or leave them loose in a bowl or pretty tray?

If you ditch the carton and keep your eggs piled in a bowl or other type of open container, exposed to the other items in the fridge, it’s time to rethink your strategy.

Eggs should always be stored in their carton.

While arranging your eggs in a pretty tray or the caddy that came with your fridge might look pretty, there’s a better way to store your eggs.

When stored in open containers, odors from other food stuffs in the fridge can easily seep through the exposed egg’s thin shell. The carton is the easiest way to prevent this from happening.

Aside from acting like a coat of armor, preventing bumps and breaks, the carton protects the eggs from absorbing the strong odors and flavors from other food items in the fridge. And, of course, there’s the best-by date — a freshness reminder — printed on the carton.

Do you keep your eggs stored in the carton?