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How to Tell if Eggs Are Rotten

Watch more Food Safety & Freshness videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Find out if that egg you are about to eat is rotten with these easy steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Fill bowl Do the float test: put the egg in a deep bowl of water. If it sinks straight to the bottom, it's fresh. If it floats, it means it's old, but may still be safe to eat. Proceed to the crack test. Step 2: Put egg in bowl Crack a floater into a bowl and give it a sniff: if it gives off an unpleasant odor, throw it out. Step 3: Watch the egg No odor? Examine the egg white: a pink or iridescent appearance means it's spoiled. Don't worry about red spots -- they represent blood vessel ruptures that occurred at the time of ovulation and have nothing to do with safety or freshness. Tip A cloudy egg white means the egg is very fresh; a clear egg white means the egg is aging. Step 4: Crack egg Disregard the color of the yolk -- it varies in accordance with the hen's diet. And a green ring on a hard-cooked yolk simply means you overcooked it. Did You Know? When a hard-boiled egg is difficult to peel, it means it's very fresh.
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