Eggcyclopedia

Welcome to the The Incredible Edible Egg™ Eggcyclopedia, where you can access the latest egg information from A-Z. The Eggcyclopedia was developed by the American Egg Board (AEB) on behalf of America's egg farmers who are committed to caring for their hens and producing high-quality eggs for you and your families.

Just click on any letter below to bring up a list of egg terms and their related definitions.

Floating Eggs

Eggs can float in water when the air cell has enlarged enough to keep it buoyant. This means the egg is old, but it may be perfectly safe to use. Crack the egg into a bowl and check for an off-odor or unusual appearance - a spoiled egg will have an unpleasant odor when you break open the shell, either when raw or cooked.