How to Check Egg Freshness
How to Check Egg Freshness

How to Check Egg Freshness {*Fresh Egg Test*}

Eggs are one of the most healthy foods,for the daily needs of protein.Which improves in hair growth and body building.Eggs are the universal food eaten by both Vegetarian people and non-vegetarian people. Before eating must check the egg freshness,here is a guide on How to Check Egg Freshness {*Fresh Egg Test*}.

How to Check Egg Freshness {*Fresh Egg Test*}

  • Take a bowl with full of water and drop an egg in that water.
  • 1 to 3 days – Egg in a fully flat position at the bottom of the water contained vessel.
  • 4 to 6 days – The eggs body slightly in an upward direction and the head won’t touches the bottom of the vessel.Looks semi-flat position.
  • 7 to 9 days – The head of egg partially touches bottom and eggs look in a position to 45 degrees.
  • 10 to 12 days – Egg stands in a vertical line.Head of the egg touches bottom.
  • 13 to 15 days – The egg starts floating in the water and hs no contact with a bottom of the water contained vessel.
  • 16 to 18 days – Shell of the egg seems little outside of the water.
  • 19 to 21 days – About 0.25cm of the egg comes out floating,this indicates egg was 19 to 21 days old.
  • 22 to 24 days – About 0.5cm of the egg comes out floating.Definitely, you have to throw this eggs.Not good for health.
  • 25 to 26 days – With 0.5cm outside of water, egg floating in 45 degrees.
*Note – If Egg floats, Toss It !

How to Check Egg Freshness {*Fresh Egg Test*}

How to Check Egg FreshnessHere are some popular questions regarding egg expiry and use.

  • How long can you keep eggs after the expiration date?

Maximum the eggs can be kept up to 3 to 4 weeks if refrigerated.Basically eggs decay after 3 to 4 weeks, it can be easily identified as smell comes from decayed eggs.


  • How do you tell if a farm fresh egg is still good?

Whatever the egg type the same water test is carried out if it sinks in water the egg is fresh and when it floats egg is old.When an egg is smelling bad it decays.


  • If eggs sink are they good or bad ?

If eggs sink they are good fresh eggs.

A whole egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a baby chicken.

A single large boiled egg contains

  • Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA.
  • Folate: 5% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA.
  • Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA.
  • Selenium: 22% of the RDA.
  • Eggs also contain decent amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc.