Poultry farming has been around for ages, since the time when the man left caves and turned to a more stable form of living by farming and taming animals for food. Poultry includes a variety of birds such as ducks, geese, hens, turkeys, etc. However, due to ease of maintenance and quality, egg poultry farms flourished.
Chicken eggs are widely used in numerous dishes, both fresh and spicy, including some baked delicacies. They may be consumed raw, although that is not advocated for people who may be vulnerable to salmonelloses, like the elderly, infants, or pregnant women. Additionally, the protein in raw eggs is just 51% bioavailable, whereas that of a cooked egg is nearly 91% bioavailable, implying that the protein of cooked eggs is nearly twice absorbable.
How would you like your eggs for your breakfast?
Fresh, with a deep yellow yolk and just the right consistency, is your take, right? Well to avoid your morning from turning into a disappointment, you might want to check your eggs if they are really fresh or have gone bad. Rotten eggs can lead to food poisoning, leaving behind a sour feeling and wanting to avoid eggs for the rest of the week.
In the poultry business, often living conditions of the chicken foul are unsanitarily leading to the cleaning process of eggs left unsatisfactory. This is especially the case on many farms in our country. Layer poultry farming is gaining popularity in India due to its lower production cost and growing demand for eggs. Unhealthy living conditions, cramped lodging, and unhygienic maintenance often result in the production of bad eggs.
How do you determine whether your eggs are fresh or need a toss into the bin?
Luckily there are ways to tell if your eggs are still safe to eat. However, remember that if one egg fails the test, it doesn’t mean the rest of them to have to be thrown out.
- The Sink or Float Test
This is one of the easiest and most preferred techniques our parents and grandparents have been implementing to separate rotten eggs. Take a bowl of water at room temperature and gently place the egg in it.
- If the egg is horizontal, it is fresh
- If the narrow end is a little tilted towards the top, it is not as fresh but still usable
- If the egg stands upright, you may still use it for baking or hard-boiling
- But, if the egg floats, toss it out right away
- Yolk spread
This is a good choice of testing if you plan on cracking the egg and testing it before cooking, as in the case of baking. Once you crack an egg if it is fresh, the yolk is centered and stands up rounded up, and has a thick translucent white albumin around it. But, if the egg is spoilt, the yolk spreads out off-center and thin albumin.
- The Sniffing Test
Rotten eggs give out a bad odor of sulfur. So just take a whiff after you crack it, and the result will give you your answer.
How is testing different for OVO Farm Eggs?
The chicken farming and poultry production business in India is slowly evolving, and OVO Farm has adapted to these changes with time. We have extended our skill in creative poultry ranch processes and have extensively researched to further develop chicken safety, sanitation, and ensured a proper environment of growth. The wellbeing of hens is firmly checked by experienced veterinarians and are given top-notch vegetarian feed that guarantees the eggs delivered are of great quality. Due to these measures, we are among the top layer poultry farms in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar.
The poultry houses at OVO Farm mimic European standards of the highest quality checks to prevent the outspread of diseases. The infrastructure here is fully advanced and automated minimizing human interference. The layer poultry farms here have computer-controlled ventilation, flock feeding, and egg-collection processes taking utmost care for fresh, uniform, and hygienic eggs with a long shelf life. The eggs here are stored at optimum controlled temperature and we keep closed house for dirt-free eggs.
So how do you determine if the OVO Farm Eggs are fresh?
It is quite simple! Every OVO Farm Egg comes with a printed expiration date on its shell. We take pride in being the foremost among our competition to bring this concept to India. With OVO Farm Eggs you can never miss the date and always have fresh eggs on your plate.
Poultry business for us is not just a business, we encourage an attitude of small-town values and service like that of a farmer. This helps empower our people with ownership of the barns motivating them to work as farmers rather than employees. It is this touch that differentiates our treatment towards the poultry and understands your concern about dealing with the pandemic-ridden times of today. We understand the importance of cleanliness and purity.
With OVO Farm Eggs on your plate, you get the best health and more nutrition every day. Add value to your diet with these eggs and better quality to your life.