Dealing with eggs can often be a guessing game. You might be unable to tell if one is bad just by looking at it and that’s why cracking one bad egg into a bowl of several good ones is a valid and common fear. With egg whites, it’s a whole other battle. How long does liquid egg white last & how can you even tell if it’s bad?
Here, we will be discussing how long liquid egg whites last, how to tell if they’re bad, how to properly store them, and some other relevant information that can help prevent or reduce the ingestion of bad egg whites.
How Long Does Liquid Egg White Last?
Unopened liquid egg whites can last up to 10 days in the fridge, while opened liquid egg whites will last only 3 to 7 days. The carton advises consumers to use the product after 7 days to ensure freshness and we recommend adhering to this advice. This is not to say that it cannot be used after 7 days, but it might be risky and we would suggest tossing it after 14. Ultimately, if it smells bad you should trust your instincts and toss it.
How Long Does Liquid Egg White Last in The Fridge?
Liquid egg whites can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days and if you freeze them in an airtight container, they can last for about 6 months. Another way to store egg whites is by freezing them in an ice cube tray. You can also choose to cover them with cling wrap – this will keep them from absorbing other scents or odors. Note that frozen egg products should be thawed in the refrigerator and not the counter.
How to Tell If Liquid Egg White Is Bad?
You can tell if liquid egg white is bad if it looks strange or smells bad. If the egg white is not white but is some other unappealing or strange color, if it’s runny or watery and if it smells bad, then it is bad and should be properly disposed of.
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Can You Eat Egg Beaters After Use by Date &/Or Expiry Date?
We recommend using opened egg beaters 7 days after opening or by the use-by date. This is to guarantee the freshness of the product. If you are going to use them after 7 days or the use-by date, we recommend checking them thoroughly for signs of strange colors or smells.
We do not recommend using them after the expiry date. Frozen egg products can only last up to the expiry date, anything after that would be risky. You can store opened or unopened egg beaters in the fridge. Note that, while you can prolong the shelf life of unopened egg beaters to a year by freezing them, opened egg beaters should not be frozen.
Are Watery Egg Whites Safe to Eat?
Yes, watery egg whites are safe to eat. Watery whites are caused by several factors, including age, contamination, storage time, genetics, environment, feeding, and the time taken for the eggs to cool off. Whether or not they’re safe to eat depends on the factor(s) affecting them. Some might advise avoiding eating watery egg whites just to be on the safer side – and while this is not bad advice, the probability of you eating a contaminated egg is about 12 thousandth of one percent i.e. don’t fret.
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Does Egg White Need to Be Refrigerated?
Yes, egg whites need to be refrigerated to preserve freshness. They should be stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge. However, they will last for only 4 days. They can be made to last up to 6 months if frozen in an airtight container. Another way to store egg whites is by freezing them in an ice cube tray. You can also choose to cover them with cling wrap – this will keep them from absorbing other scents or odors. Note that frozen egg products should not be kept in the fridge door and they should be thawed in the refrigerator and not the counter.
The best way to figure out how long liquid egg whites last is to read this article. We recommend storing your unopened egg products in the fridge until you are ready to use them to keep them fresh.