Many of us don't really pay much attention to where we store food in the refrigerator, we simply put items where there is space left! But did you know that location is very important if you want to keep your food fresh and healthy for longer.
Properly refrigeration your eggs can make all the difference in keeping your eggs fresher and tastier. Healthline even claims that storing your eggs the right way could make them last up to 5 weeks!
Where to store eggs?
If you are storing your eggs in the refrigerator door we are sorry to tell you; you've been doing it wrong!
This is because the fridge door is the warmest part of the refrigerator. Constantly opening and shutting the door also makes the temperature fluctuates. In fact, the Egg Safety Center recommends too keep eggs in the coldest part of the refrigerator at a temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
The best spot for eggs is actually in the lower rack as it is the coolest and most stable temperature in the fridge. You should the temperature between 0 and 4 degrees to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Where to store other items?
The refrigerator doors should be reserved for spices, sauces and ingredients that can be eaten immediately. This is also the place where you can store the ingredients with natural preservatives.
On the lower racks you can also store seafood, fish and raw meat. Eggs can absorb the smell of another ingredient, so if you have any ingredients with a strong odor, make sure the eggs are away from them.
Fruits and vegetables should be kept in the separate part of the refrigerator, which is intended for them. Usually, this is the lowest part of the refrigerator with two separate parts, one for fruits and one for vegetables. Peaches, pears and plums should not be near vegetables because they give off gases that cause vegetables to rot.
Also make sure you leave enough space between the brackets for the cold air to circulate freely.
What about you, where do you usually store eggs?