I hate jumbo eggs

The friendliest place on the web for anyone that enjoys cooking.
If you have answers, please help by responding to the unanswered posts.

taxlady

Chef Extraordinaire
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
Sep 13, 2010
Messages
28,825
Location
near Montreal, Quebec
eggs - despite marketed "by size" - are sorted by weight.
if the USDA seal is used then bunches of rules apply.
each individual egg must be in a weight range
the weight of a dozen eggs must be within a range - they can't all be on the upper weight end, for example.


the usual and customary number for weight of the shell is 11% of the egg
- the white = 58%
- the yolk = 31%
which supposedly varies only slightly by peewee to jumbo....


details, lots of them, here:
https://www.ams.usda.gov/publications/content/egg-grading-manual
I think the percentage of weight for the shell has to vary by size. I have read more than one place that larger eggs have thinner shells, because there is the same amount of shell, whatever the size of the egg. So 11% might be the amount for one specific size, or it might be an average.
 
Top Bottom