Is it Safe to Eat a Dyed Easter Egg?

I suppose with Easter being April 1st, you can't be too early in planning for the festivities.  Especially when it comes to coloring the eggs, a family tradition for many!

Apparently you shouldn't, according to Good Housekeeping's Culinary experts!  Remember, they've been out in the elements for the hunt, out of the fridge for a period of time prior to coloring....think of the journey of the egg.

Experts say that there are scenarios where you can eat the dyed eggs.  Only use dyes that are made for food coloring! Toss any cracked eggs, they're easy targets for bacteria. If you notice dye on an egg white when you peel it, avoid eating it.  Check if eggs are expired via the float test. Drop them into a pot of water. If an egg sinks, it's good to cook and eat. If it floats, toss it.

On Monday, we'll talk about the households that leave butter on the counter instead of putting it in the fridge!

Photo courtesy:  gettyimages.com


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