Frequently Asked Questions
long after eggs expire can I use them?
A. Sauder's Eggs take the extra-quality step
of stamping a 30 day "sell by" date on our cartons. (Some of
our competitors stretch the date longer - we're more interested
in unquestionable quality and impose the strictest "sell by" dates
in the industry.) Eggs will be of fresh and edible quality
up to two weeks past the stamped "sell by" date.
is a double yolk egg? How are the formed?
A. Double yolks are usually produced by young
chickens. Their reproductive systems have not fully matured,
and they periodically release two yolks instead of one.
do some eggs have blood spots?
A. Blood spots are caused when tiny blood
vessels rupture during the development of the egg. They do
not alter the taste or quality of the egg.
do many Sauder's eggs have a white string-like attachment on
the inner lining of the shell?
A. The string-like attachment is called the Chalaza. This
anchors the yolk in the center of the egg. A prominent Chalaza is the sign
of a high quality egg.
is an Organic Egg?
A. Organic eggs are produced by hens that
receive a special diet and special treatment. They eat only
pesticide-free organic feeds from the day of their birth, they
receive no drugs, and they are free to roam throughout their
hen-house, entering and leaving their nest at will. Their eggs
are gathered straight from the nest by hand, placed in a cooler,
and then processed.
determines whether an egg is white or brown?
A. The color of the egg is determined by
the breed of the chicken.
causes the yolk color to vary in shades of yellow?
A. The color of the yolk varies depending
upon the amount of corn in the hen's diet.
Q. Can eggs pick up the odor of other foods
while stored in a refrigerator?
A. Yes, they can --- but you'll be safe if
you store the eggs properly. For absolute best results, leave
eggs in the carton while storing them in your refrigerator.
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