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Eggs

Freeze? Yes
In season All year
Store In the fridge
Great source of protein
Two whole brown eggs and half an egg showing the yolk

Eggs are a natural source of many vitamins and minerals and are an excellent source of protein. Highly versatile, eggs are used in a wide ranges of dishes both sweet and savoury and are also great eaten on their own. To reduce your footprint (impact on our planet) why not try to find locally produced free range eggs?

How to store

How to store fresh eggs

Store your eggs in the fridge.

Freezing eggs

Eggs can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Storing cooked eggs

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Eggs Top tips

How to freeze and defrost

To freeze: Simply crack your eggs into a sealable container and freeze. You can separate yolks from whites first if you want to use them for different dishes. Make sure you label the containers so you can easily identify them later on.

To defrost: When you take food or drink out of the freezer, it’s important to defrost it safely. Don’t defrost at room temperature. Ideally, defrost fully in the fridge and use within 24 hours. Or, use a microwave on the defrost setting directly before cooking.

Be fabulous with leftovers

Leftover fresh eggs

Eggs are best kept in their box to protect them, in the fridge.  As long as eggs are cooked through, they can be eaten a day or two after their ‘best before’ date. Use them for a nutritious, cheap meal in an omelette.

Leftover cooked eggs

Why not use leftover eggs to make a delicious pudding? Place cooked pasta in a greased oven dish, beat two eggs well, add double cream and strawberry jam, and pour evenly onto the pasta and bake at 180 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream or leftover whipped cream.

Buying tips

Buy the right size box for your needs. Think about whether you’ll get through all 6/12 eggs in time - you have two days after the Best Before date on eggs to use them up. If you’re not going to eat them all, cook them into something delicious or freeze for later.

Perfect portions

Use our portion calculator for a quick and simple way to check how much of this food to serve at mealtimes.

Valuing your Eggs beyond the price tag

Goodness in food

Your food is more than its shape, colour and price. Your food has an important role to play to help keep you healthy and with enough energy to live your life how you wish to.

  • Rich in riboflavin (vitamin B2) which helps keep skin, eyes and the nervous system healthy. 
  • Eggs contain vitamin A, helping your body’s natural defence against illness and immune system work properly. 
  • One of the best sources of natural protein in food which is used for the growth and repair of all body cells and tissue.

Food story

By the time your food arrives in your home, it’s already been on quite a journey starting with how it is made or grown and how your food reaches the supermarket. 

So please help our food to finish its story in the most sustainable way, ensuring the planet’s resources that’s already used are put to good use. Take care of your food when it’s in your home and ensure every edible morsel is eaten - and that your food doesn’t end up in the bin! 

Why not try these delicious recipes to use up Eggs

This simple sponge pudding sits on a yummy layer of your choice and is perfect for using up all sorts of leftover sweet foods.

Two servings of golden soft sponge pudding on plates with custard

This recipe is great for when you find those stale slices of bread left at the end of the loaf.

Small ramekins of soft bread and butter pudding topped with berries

Meringues might sound scary, but they’re actually incredibly simple. Using only two ingredients, you can create these cloud-like confections in less than an hour!

A merigue topped with halved stawberries on a green plate with fruit sauce