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If you are shopping for eggs, you might notice a certain brand Egg Story with a “P”.
P stands for Pasteurized, and we were invited to visit the one and only farm in Singapore with the capability to produce Pasteurized fresh eggs, N&N Agriculture.
Daddy admits he is not the chap shopping for eggs at supermarkets. And if you ask him to buy a dozen, he will just tikum (random) pick any brand, price and packaging.
After all, eggs are eggs right?
During our orientation, N & N shared their Egg Story, and AVA (Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority)’s stringent safety regulations. Food contamination can happen when personnel do not practice good hygiene habits (washing hand, separating raw and cooked food etc).
We are impressed by the technology used to pasteurize the eggs, and the different brands of eggs a single farm produces.
N & N Agriculture produces about 400,000 eggs per day. Daddy did some digging and realised Singaporeans love Eggs. We consume over 300 million eggs every year!
Some benefits of Pasteurized Eggs are listed in Egg Story’s brochures. The quality is especially beneficial for more vulnerable individuals, like children, pregnant ladies,
seniors and individuals with lower immunity.
We are not allowed to photo the (patented) Pasteurization process, but you can try to imagine the eggs going inside a jacuzzi. The water temperature is precisely controlled over a period of time to ensure accurate pasteurization. The timings and temperature controls are delicate, too hot and the eggs would be cooked, too cold and the Salmonella bacteria and Bird Flu virus will not be effectively killed
We were told that bacteria and virus can be inside or outside an egg shell.
Each egg shell has almost 20 000 pores on the surface (for embryo to breath), and sometimes bacteria can sneak in, if the natural protective layer of an egg is breached.
Bacteria like Salmonella and Bird flu virus are harmful for human consumption. If a mother hen is already infected, her eggs may be contaminated during egg formation in the hen.
So, what is the pasteurization process, and why is it beneficial?
More details available on Egg Story’s FAQ page.
Difference between Pasteurized and normal eggs?
Appearance wise, a Pastuerized egg white would be slightly more cloudy (due to protein structure change during the Pasteurization process), but the eggs are not cooked and their nutritional value and flavour are retained.
Now that we know Pasteurized eggs offer more protection against infection from Salmonella bacteria and Bird Flu virus, how is the taste compared to a normal egg?
Our half-boiled pasteurized Eggs taste exactly the same and the texture similar.
We are happy to note that the price difference is minimal for Pasteurized eggs too.
When Daddy goes eggs shopping next time, he will be looking out for Egg Story pastuerized eggs marked with “P”.
Hint: Pasteurized eggs are available at these supermarket stores, and they are in the chiller section (for freshness).
Are you ready for more good news? From now till 31st Aug, N & N Agriculture is running a contest. Just watch a video, and 5 winners stand to walk away with $300 supermarket voucher each.
Click the “Sweepstakes” tab at N & N Agriculture Fanpage (do take note link might not work from a mobile phone).
Disclaimer. This is a sponsored post.