There are so many different sources when it comes to food safety, it can be hard to sift through the mess and find what you are looking for. Do you know the best place to learn more about eggs? The hen-cyclopedia!

Okay, all jokes aside, we have you covered!

Eggs can be used for a variety of different things: baking, cooking, boiling, frying, and even Easter egg hunting. They are also a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals while only containing 70 calories. So, it is important that you store your eggs correctly to get the maximum shelf life.

Here are some tips to extend the life and quality of your eggs!

Store eggs in the carton that you bought them.

Eggs should always be kept covered when in a confined place, like the refrigerator. This not only ensures protection from breaking but also keeps the eggs from absorbing odors.

Store eggs away from foods with strong smells.

This kinda goes back to the previous point. Eggs have over 17,000 pores in the the outer shell. They easily absorb strong odors from other foods. These first two tips will keep your eggs fresh and tasty.

Make sure eggs are stored at 40℉ or less.

The temperature surrounding foods stored in the door of the refrigerator is less constant than the temperature on the inside shelves. Eggs that are stored in the door may be exposed to temperatures greater than 40℉ due to the opening and closing of the fridge door.

Make sure eggs are not past their expiration date.

Raw eggs in the shell last up to 3 weeks after being purchased. Raw eggs that have been taken out of the shell do not last as long and should be used in a timely fashion. Refer to the chart below for reference on storage times for eggs.