44 Introduction to Eggs

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe eggs and egg products used in the food service industry
  • Describe the grading of eggs and egg products
  • Describe the function of eggs and egg products in baking

Eggs are among the most important and most expensive ingredients used by the baker. They can account for up to 50% of the total cost of ingredients used in some recipes. Proper purchase, storage, handling, and use of eggs are factors that must be thoroughly understood to ensure high-quality products.

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