Raw eggs!? How sick could I get?
December 5, 2010 12:23 AM Subscribe
Raw egg white shakes from my own chickens? Would I be safe or would I be playing Russion Roulette?
posted by Octoparrot to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
After recently testing out a recipe suggestion from a carton of pasteurized egg whites I've become hooked to raw egg white shakes in the morning mixed with various fruits and juices.
I also happen to have a flock of my own chickens and have been debating just skipping the pasteurized egg whites and mixing up my own but I am concerned about possibly getting sick from bacterial infections. I have seven chickens all under a year old that we've had since they were a day old. I've done some Googling but I seem to get mixed messages on whether it would be safe to eat raw.
Basically, my question is should I keep paying for the pure pasteurized egg whites or could I just start cracking my own shakes in the morning?
If it matters, I'm a very healthy 29 year old male mostly interested in high protein breakfasts that are easy on the stomach and quick.