This interesting egg float test helps determine age of eggs when you may question just when they were laid on your homestead.
* * * How to perform egg float test:
Fill a bowl with cold water and place your first egg inside.
If the egg sinks to the bottom and lays on it’s side, it’s fresh.
If the egg sinks to the bottom and but the fat end raises up slightly – it is one week old.
If the egg sinks to the bottom, but stands on its point vertically, it’s still good but needs to be used soon.
If the egg floats to the top, it needs to be discarded – do not eat.
* * * Why This Works:
Egg shells are porous.
Over time the liquid in the egg evaporates and is replaced by outside air.
This results in more buoyant eggs.
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