Scientists Crack the Age-Old Argument Over Whether Chilled or Room Temperature Is Best
There are two types of people in the world: those who keep their eggs in the fridge and those who think room temperature is best.
Each camp is convinced of its own common sense — and regards the other lot as cracked.
The controversy has raged for years and has recently been whisked up once again by a survey that found Britons are the least likely people in Europe to store eggs in the fridge.
You probably know that some people keep eggs in the refrigerator ignoring the danger to their health and the health of their family, but you probably didn’t know that keeping the eggs in cold areas contributes to the bacteria that contaminate the shell to stay alive.
These bacteria include Salmonella, which is very harmful to our health.
According to several studies, the eggs kept at room temperature contained a lower percentage of bacteria than those that were kept in the refrigerator.
This is due to the fact that the eggs become contaminated when the hen puts and once they’re lead to refrigerator, bacteria are preserved.
Salmonella tends to multiply rapidly when it’s in cold places contaminating everything in the refrigerator.
In some European countries, it is forbidden to store eggs in the refrigerator. There are even penalties for those who keep eggs in cold places. In the U.S. A. people can store eggs whatever way they like, but they are advised not to store them in cold areas.