Egg Tips for National Egg Month

May is National Egg Month. Check back each day this week for egg tips and recipes.

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs?
The color of the shell. Color is determined by the color of the hen’s feathers and ear lobes. Hens with white feathers and lobes lay white eggs and those with red feathers and lobes lay brown eggs. Brown eggs have a thicker shell but are otherwise the same as white eggs.

Why do egg yolks vary in color?
The color of the yolk is determined by the hen’s diet. Some hens are fed yellow foods, like marigold petals or yellow corn, to produce a brighter yellow yolk.

At what temperature are egg safe?
Cook eggs to 160 degrees Fahrenheit to kill any salmonella present.

Where in the fridge should I store eggs?
Store eggs in the center of the fridge, not the door where the temperature fluctuates as the fridge is opened and closed. They need a constant temperature between 33 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

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