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how long can the eggs stay out?

springfield area, MO(Zone 5b)

How long can eggs sit out before they have to be refrigerated and what causes eggs to blood in them?

Richmond, TX

If you use your eggs within a month they probably don't need refrigeration. The blood spots on an egg are just a tiny bleed somewhere in the hen's reproductive tract - harmless.

springfield area, MO(Zone 5b)

wow they can sit out for a month?! I had no idea!

Richmond, TX

As long as you don't wash them, they have a protective coating that prevents bacterial invasion. However most people do store them in the refrigerator.

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Just think about it. People were eating & using eggs long before there were refrigerators.
Everything goes into refrigerators. Onions, potatoes, tomatoes, are some that should stay out of refrigeration. Ever see black spots in potatoes ? Stored to cold is the reason.

springfield area, MO(Zone 5b)

Thanks guys for the info.
I cannot make myself eat a tomato that has been in the fridge. They are just gross!

Richmond, TX

So true!

Southern NJ, United States(Zone 7a)

You're always advised not to refrigerate tomatoes. It causes them to start to break down. They're a tropical fruit, after all.

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