Does lemon juice make raw eggs safe?

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Does lemon juice make raw eggs safe?

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answered Sep 18 by Gingervitis (7,160 points)
Lemon juice does not make raw eggs safe although adding lemon juice to raw eggs and then cooking them can help kill off any bacteria and salmonella as the lemon juice raises the temperature of the eggs when cooking so they cook all the way through faster.

But if salmonella is already present in the raw eggs then simply adding lemon juice to the raw eggs won't kill the salmonella and make the raw eggs safe.

The Japanese eat raw eggs because raw eggs are healthier than cooked eggs and provide them with more protein, nutrients vitamins and minerals so the Japanese stay healthier eating raw eggs.

Eggs in Japan go through processes to ensure they are free of bacteria and Salmonella because the process of selecting eggs, washing eggs and producing eggs in Japan is also very strict.

You can eat eggs raw or drink eggs raw although it's not recommended due to the possibility of bacteria and Salmonella causing food poisoning.

However if you eat or drink raw eggs you should only eat or drink raw eggs that are pasteurized to avoid the risk of food poisoning and salmonella poisoning.

Some people eat raw eggs instead of cooked because raw eggs provide more protein, nutrients, healthy vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids.

Eating raw eggs and drinking raw eggs is supposed to help you build muscle as well due to the protein found in raw eggs.

You can drink raw eggs although it's not recommended to drink raw eggs or consume raw eggs as there's a risk of getting sick due to salmonella and bacteria.

Raw eggs are edible but it's not considered safe as you can get food poisoning.

Eating raw eggs can be potentially dangerous if they contain Salmonella. About one in 20,000 eggs does.

Salmonella is a bacteria commonly found in food that causes diarrhea, fever, cramps, and vomiting.

Because eggs are so nutrient-rich, eating pasteurized raw egg yolks and drinking raw egg whites can offer a range of healthy vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, carotenoids, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Lots of people are drawn to raw eggs because they retain more of these nutrients than cooked eggs.

The only way to know if eggs have Salmonella is to test the egg for the Salmonella bacteria.

There's no way to tell if the egg has Salmonella by simply looking at it but cooking the eggs all the way usually kills the Salmonella.

Salmonella is also rare in eggs and for the egg to have Salmonella the chicken who laid the egg also has to have Salmonella.

You can eat eggs with blood spots in them.

Eggs with blood spots in them are perfectly safe to eat.

Blood spots in eggs are the remnants of a ruptured blood vessel that occurred during the egg's formation.

Most often, the ruptured vessel forms a tiny speck or dot of blood with a dark red, brown, or even black hue.

If an egg is bad it will float to the top of a bowl of water and if the egg is good then it will sink to the bottom of the bowl of water.

When buying store bought eggs that have been refrigerated before you bought them and brought them home then yes the eggs need refrigeration especially if you're not gonna use them within 1 or 2 days.

However there have been times I've left out eggs on the counter for 5 days before and they were still okay to eat and haven't gone bad.

But if possible always keep the store bought eggs refrigerated when not eating them or using them for cooking etc.

The refrigeration will make the eggs last longer than they would being outside at room temperature.

Farm Fresh eggs usually are okay out of the refrigerator for a few weeks or so but it's always recommended to keep eggs refrigerated.

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