About Bounty Fresh Eggs

Q: Are Bounty Fresh Eggs free from Antibiotics and Hormones?
Hens that lay Bounty Fresh Eggs are not administered with hormones and steroids. The eggs are also antibiotic-residue free.

Q: Why is the egg yolk orange?
Color of yolk is often associated with the hen’s diet. Studies say that orange yolk is the result of healthy diet of hens.

Q: What is the difference between Ordinary and Specialty Eggs?
Bounty Fresh Specialty Eggs are enriched with certain vitamins and minerals like Organic-Selenium, Omega 3 and Vitamin E that     help promote good health.

Q: How do you enrich eggs?
Organic Selenium, Omega 3 and Vitamin E are naturally passed-on to the eggs from hens fed with nutrient-enriched feeds.

Q: What is the difference between Cage Free and Free Range Eggs?
Cage Free eggs are laid by hens that are free to roam in a sealed environment which is protected from rodents and other predators. On the other hand, Free Range Eggs are laid by hens that have access outdoors which allows them to do their natural activity like dust-bathing.

Eggs in General

Q: What’s the best way to store eggs?
Temperature fluctuation is critical to egg safety. Eggs are recommended to be refrigerated.  It is best to place eggs in the coldest part of the refrigerator where temperatures do not fluctuate when the refrigerator is opened or closed.

Q: Should you wash eggs after purchasing in a grocery store?
No, it’s not necessary to wash eggs after purchasing them in a grocery store. Washing the eggs may remove its protective coating which is the cuticle. Cuticle naturally protects eggs by sealing its pores. It helps prevent bacteria from getting inside the shell and it reduces moisture loss.

Q: How long is the shelf life of eggs?
Expiration date of eggs is normally set 30 days after the eggs are graded but eggs are best consumed within 2 weeks after grading.

Q: Is it safe to eat raw eggs?
It is not recommended to eat raw eggs but if it is the preferred way of eating, Bounty Fresh Eggs is Salmonella – free.

Q: What is the difference between white-shelled and brown eggs?
The breed of the chicken determines shell color of an egg – the white hens lay white eggs and the brown hens lay brown eggs. Brown chickens are usually larger and require more food to make an egg, which is why brown eggs cost more than white eggs.

Q: Is it safe to use eggs that have cracks?
Bacteria can enter eggs through cracks in the shell. If eggs crack on the way home from the store, break them into a clean container, cover it tightly, keep refrigerated and use within 2 days. When preparing, be sure to cook eggs thoroughly with both the white and yolk firm.