Would it surprise you if I said that many of you have probably eaten raw eggs without even knowing it? Many common foods, including eggnog, homemade ice cream, real caesar dressing, aioli sauce, Hollandaise and chocolate mousse contain raw (or very lightly cooked) eggs. And, let’s not forget raw cookie and cake batter, which most of us have likely indulged in on more than one occasion! Despite this fact, however, many people still balk at the thought of eating raw eggs.
Can eating raw eggs cause salmonella?
The idea of eating raw eggs is scary to many people, because our fears of salmonella poisoning have been heightened by the media and concerned parents over the years. While some raw eggs are contaminated with salmonella, it’s not nearly as high of a percentage as you may think (more on that later). If you choose raw eggs from local, responsible, organic sources, your chances of getting sick are low, and you’ll be enjoying a world of important nutrients.
The following are seven benefits of eating raw eggs: