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Egg Sizing


How much does an egg weigh?
Are eggs of one uniform weight? What are the possible sizes of eggs? When speaking of eggs and egg labeling – what are the different sizes available?


Although the shape of an egg is quite consistent, eggs come in many different sizes and weights. The USDA actually […]

By | April 20th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Why Do Older Eggs Make Better Hard Boiled Eggs?


Why do older eggs make better hard boiled eggs?


Simply put, the natural aging process makes older eggs better suited for letting go of their shell. Let’s look into what time does to eggs.

The thing with product dates, as we’ve said many times before, is that […]

By | April 12th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

How and Why are Eggs Graded?


How are eggs graded? What difference does a grade make? Why do eggs get report cards? When speaking of eggs and egg labeling – what does their grade mean?

Egg inspection is a mandatory requirement by the USDA whereas egg grading is an optional step. Inspections are for egg […]

By | April 4th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Is it Safe to Cook Food Without Thawing?


Is it safe to cook foods without thawing?


Yes, it is 100% safe to cook foods without thawing.
Foods can safely go from the freezer to the oven.
The best results may or may not be reached, depending on the food involved, but it is safe.

According to […]

By | March 1st, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Which Condiments Need Refrigeration?

We’ve found out in previous EatByDate posts that condiments like ketchup and soy sauce are pretty shelf stable, so much so that even once opened they can be left to sit right out on the counter. Let’s now explore a whole list of condiments and see whether they also can remain safely […]

By | February 24th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

What is Citron?

What is citron?

Citron is a semitropical fruit that is similar to a lemon, but it is a drier fruit with a much thicker rind and pulp.

The citron fruit skin looks much like a lemon in color, but the skin is generally bumpier and the […]

By | February 20th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Are Canned Beans Healthy?


Are canned beans healthy?
Are dried beans better than canned?


Canned beans are just as nutritious as dried beans! Great news for those of us without the forethought to soak dried beans overnight the day before we’re ready to use them. Who thinks that far ahead?

By | January 18th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Coconut Water vs Coconut Milk vs Coconut Cream

With so many different coconut products filling grocery shelves, many people wonder what the difference is between coconut water, coconut milk, coconut cream and cream of coconut. All are popular coconut products, so let’s explore their differences and their similarities.

The Similarities between Coconut Water, Coconut Milk, Coconut […]

By | January 14th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

When Making Stock, Should the Lid be On or Off?


When making stock, should the lid be On or Off?


The answer if Off.
When simmering bones or the internal organs of a turkey in order to make some stock or a nice gravy, the lid is best left off of the pan.

When simmering the internal […]

By | November 20th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

What is Cross Contamination?


What is Cross Contamination?


According to Webster, the definition of cross contamination is “an inadvertent transfer of bacteria or other contaminants from one surface, substance, etc., to another especially because of unsanitary handling procedures. With raw eggs, as with raw chickens, it is important to avoid cross contamination”. [1]

That “inadvertent […]

By | November 1st, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

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