Although in certain cooler climates and cultures eggs are not refrigerated, they are best stored in the refrigerator, where they may remain for up to one month. Eggs that have higher omega-3 fatty acid content are best eaten as fresh as possible to keep these oils fresh. Since the eggshell is somewhat porous, it helps to keep the eggs in their cartons so as to reduce their absorption of odors and compounds from other foods in the refrigerator. Eggs are best stored point down so as to keep the most beneficial placement of the air chamber and yolk. Try not to store eggs in the door, as variations in temperature caused by the opening and closing of the door can contribute to spoilage.
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