Egg Long Term Food Storage Guidelines
A while back, eggs, because of cholesterol, were considered to be unhealthy. But, now they are considered to be healthy. Eggs, along with milk, are considered to have among the best protein sources. According to WebMD:
With science on our side, we can once again enjoy the wonderfully nutritious egg. Along with milk, eggs contain the highest biological value (or gold standard) for protein. One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. Good Eggs: For Nutrition, They’re Hard to Beat
Also, eggs are highly nutritious. Eggs are not only a great source of protein; but, they are also a great source of natural disease fighting nutrients.
The egg is a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults. And brain development and memory may be enhanced by the choline content of eggs. Good Eggs: For Nutrition, They’re Hard to Beat
However, all of the health benefits of eggs are moot if, during a SHTF situation, your family gets food poisoning from improperly stored eggs. This long term food storage cheat sheet is a great guide to you ensure that your eggs are safe for human consumption. So, read this guide and better yet laminate it and place it among your emergency supplies.