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Rubbing oil over eggs to keep them fresh for 9-12 months?

This is a discussion on Rubbing oil over eggs to keep them fresh for 9-12 months? within the Garden, Canning, Long Term Food Storage forums, part of the Survival Food Procurement category; I saw this on doomsday preppers, where the lady rubbed mineral oil over the eggs to mimick as they naturally come out of the chicken ...

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    Rubbing oil over eggs to keep them fresh for 9-12 months?

    I saw this on doomsday preppers, where the lady rubbed mineral oil over the eggs to mimick as they naturally come out of the chicken to keep them fresh for 9-12 months. Thoughts on this? I know the permeble (mspled) layer will be sealed from oxygent to some extent, sorta like surfactant. I guess I will do that next time I buy some eggs and just sit them out in the open, break a few in a month, then a few more a month later etc and see the results.
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    Re: Rubbing oil over eggs to keep them fresh for 9-12 months

    Thanks, I will try that. I am testing another method of storing eggs in cornmeal. So far, they have been packed for about 2 weeks and are OK.
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    Re: Rubbing oil over eggs to keep them fresh for 9-12 months

    could you dip them in a food grade wax or even beez wax? that would seal them up with only a moment of time in the hot wax as to not damage them? If I had beez or knew where I could get it locally I would try. How can you tell if they are still good and not gone south?
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    Re: Rubbing oil over eggs to keep them fresh for 9-12 months

    I have eggs stored in cornmeal and some with mineral oil. I tried one in cornmeal after 3 months and it was still good. I haven't tried the ones with mineral oil yet. I have heard to test the eggs, put it in some water. If it floats it is bad and throw it out. I haven't tried that yet, but it sounds logical.
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    Re: Rubbing oil over eggs to keep them fresh for 9-12 months

    Quote Originally Posted by amym505
    I have eggs stored in cornmeal and some with mineral oil. I tried one in cornmeal after 3 months and it was still good. I haven't tried the ones with mineral oil yet. I have heard to test the eggs, put it in some water. If it floats it is bad and throw it out. I haven't tried that yet, but it sounds logical.
    Ah, I forgot about the old egg float trick. It has something to do with the little air bubble in the top of the egg that has built up for gasses. The longer they set, the more this air sac is supposed to rise with air, thus creating spoilage due to air exposure.
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    Re: Rubbing oil over eggs to keep them fresh for 9-12 months

    what it is, is if you just leave the eggs with the layer of mucous they come in, they will keep the same way. They get washed off and it lets them spoil. If you cover them with peanut or mineral oil it does the same thing as the natural coating of mucous.
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    Re: Rubbing oil over eggs to keep them fresh for 9-12 months

    I read somewhere that the oil trick doesn't really work. They say because when you buy eggs at the supermarket they are washed which washes the natural protection off. There is some kind of gel out there you can submerge them in but there again I am assuming that would be fresh from the chicken in order for it to work.

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    Re: Rubbing oil over eggs to keep them fresh for 9-12 months

    Great articles. Thanks!
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    Thank you for the*informative*posts.
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