Hard-boiled eggs are a delicious, nutritious food that can be enjoyed at any time of the year for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Although there is no "season" for eggs, with Easter Sunday approaching and annual egg decoration on the road, boiled eggs receive their annual renewed interest. If you use natural dye to color your eggs, you may be tempted to enjoy your festive creations as a post-holiday snack. (And with all the delicious dishes and indulgent desserts served on the holy day, you'll probably even require a healthy bite.)
But before you embark on your Easter decorations, it's important to know how long hard cooked will be safe to eat ̵
How long does hard-boiled egg cure?
The best bid for hard-boiled eggs is to keep them stored in the refrigerator, according to The Incredible Egg website. In the shell, hard-boiled eggs should last up to one week when properly stored, but peeled eggs should be eaten the same day. The place recommends studying all types of eggs at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or less, and keep them "in their original carton on an inner shelf and away from sharp food." It is not recommended to freeze hard boiled eggs, regardless of whether the shell is on or off.
How long does hard boiled egg last at room temperature?
Now when it comes to eggs that are not chilled, which is probably the category most adorned Easter eggs fall under- this is a completely different story. Citing disease control and prevention centers, LiveStrong.com writes that perishable foods that include eggs last only about. Two hours outside the refrigerator. After that time, they must either be thrown out or cooled again. The CDC adds that if it is over 90 degrees in the area where they are served, you say in a backyard pool or summer picnic that easily spoiled things should be discarded after just one hour.
Although this can dash your dreams of enjoying your ornate eggs as a small nibble, it is probably better to be safe than really sick.
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