How to Keep Eggs Fresh for Months (Without Refrigeration)

Unlock the secret to everlasting freshness! Discover the extraordinary method that preserves your eggs in pristine condition, defying the constraints of time.

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Japanese farmers have shown us the proper way to store eggs in the refrigerator, which prolongs their shelf life and delays the growth of Salmonella bacteria to prevent spoilage. As they explain, the egg holder inside the fridge is often positioned on the door, where the temperature of the fridge fluctuates every time the door is opened and closed.

About 10,000 pores exist on the egg’s surface, so when the temperature difference is large, condensation easily occurs, and water droplets appear. The moisture produced due to the temperature difference clogs the pores, which creates an environment for bacteria to adhere to the egg, causing it to spoil more quickly.

Japanese farmers have taught us the proper way to store eggs in the refrigerator. In general, the quality of eggs is more likely to be affected when stored in an environment with a large temperature difference, so the egg holder placed on the refrigerator door is not an excellent option.

Use husk or sawdust

Dry husk and sawdust can help preserve chicken or duck eggs for up to several months using a straightforward method. You just need to put a layer of husk or sawdust in a foam box, place the chicken eggs inside, and then sprinkle more husk/sawdust until the eggs are completely covered.

Continue alternating layers until all the eggs are covered, then close the lid and place the box in a cool place to preserve and use the eggs without hassle!

Brush/spread cooking oil on the eggshell

Without needing much, you can preserve eggs by applying a thin layer of vegetable oil, such as sesame oil, coconut oil, soybean oil, etc., on the eggshell. However, this method will be more effective if you keep the eggs at a temperature of 25-32 degrees Celsius and use them within a month to ensure their quality!


 

Put eggs in tea leaves

If you don’t have sawdust or dry husk at home, you can use a more readily available ingredient: tea leaves. With the same method as when using sawdust or husk above, you can easily preserve eggs for up to 2-3 months using tea leaves!

Wrap eggs in newspaper

When storing eggs in newspaper, clean the eggs’ surface with a damp paper towel and crumple the newspaper softly. Then gently wrap the eggs in the newspaper and put them in a dry, cool place. Additionally, you can also put the eggs wrapped in the newspaper in the refrigerator.


 

Bury eggs in rice bran

Similar to using salt, you can bury eggs in rice bran for preservation. Using this method, you can preserve eggs for 4-6 months. However, to ensure that the eggs maintain their quality, check them every 10 days to remove any spoiled eggs in case they have deteriorated or changed color!

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Frequently asked questions

The egg’s surface has about 10,000 pores. When exposed to significant temperature differences, condensation occurs, blocking these pores with moisture. This creates an environment conducive to bacterial growth, leading to quicker spoilage. By using dry storage methods, Japanese farmers minimize this risk.

Yes, you can apply a thin layer of cooking oil to the eggshell, ensuring a longer shelf life. Another option is to use tea leaves, newspaper, or rice bran for preservation. These methods can extend the life of eggs by several months when properly executed.
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