Most of us have heard that we should never eat raw eggs because we will get salmonella. In this post, Lauren brilliantly puts this claim to rest, discusses the various types of eggs and how they are treated, and provides fantastic information about the various health benefits of eating raw eggs. If you’ve ever been curious as to whether or not the salmonella claim holds true, this post is for you!
““Lick the spoon now, before I add the raw eggs.”
Growing up, when my mom made her weekly loaf of fresh banana bread, she would always add the raw eggs as the last ingredient. My sister and I were allowed to swipe our finger in the batter and take a taste before the eggs were added. I grew up with a terror of consuming raw eggs in any form. In my mind, raw eggs contained salmonella… period. Even a bowl of brownie batter couldn’t tempt me to take one taste of the silky, rich batter.
Two years ago, when I began my journey into healing my body with food, my research led me to ask myself with an open mind, “are raw eggs safe?” I learned that raw eggs, and raw yolks in particular, are not only safe but uniquely healthful. Now, I consume three raw egg yolks each day with full confidence of the safety and the knowledge that I am providing my body with nature’s multi-vitamin.
What raw eggs are safe?
We are told that women, children and those with compromised immune systems should make a diligent effort to avoid raw eggs. Interestingly, in past generations, these were the individuals who were encouraged to consume raw eggs as a dense source of nutrition. Raw eggs are safe and nourishing if they come from the right source.