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How long will fresh egg whites stay good in the refrigerator?

 
.Lovinglife.

Asked by .Lovinglife. at 11:22 AM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Egg whites can be kept covered in the refrigerator for two days. However, if that's not long enough leftover egg whites freeze well, so you can accumulate enough for a favorite cake or meringue; one large egg white is approximately 2 tablespoons (25 mL). Use a heavy freezer bag or freeze the whites in ice cube trays and transfer them to a freezer bag when they're solid, so you can defrost only the number you need. Thaw frozen whites in the refrigerator and use them immediately.
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 12:09 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • About 1 month
    If eggs start out as Grade AA, they remain AA for only two weeks if properly refrigerated. After that, they'll be Grade A for another 2 weeks.

    Eggs can remain edible for even longer than one month, but freshness (egg yolk that sits firm and high, and a thick viscous egg white) will be noticeably less after two weeks.

    There is an expiration date on the carton. If in doubt, put the egg in water. If it floats, do not use it.

    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 11:27 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Is it the same for an open egg whites? I needed egg yolks today, so I put the whites in a glass container.

    .Lovinglife.

    Comment by .Lovinglife. (original poster) at 11:30 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Thank you!
    .Lovinglife.

    Comment by .Lovinglife. (original poster) at 12:29 PM on Sep. 23, 2010