How to Avoid Salmonella in Eggs

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read

Quick Tip:  Worried About Salmonella? Hard Cook Those Eggs

Most people are aware that raw eggs can harbor salmonella--a food-borne pathogen that can make you sick. But a lot of people don’t realize that soft-cooked eggs are just as risky.

The chance of salmonella contamination in eggs is relatively low, but the only way to completely eliminate the risk of food poisoning from eggs is to cook them until the yolks are completely hard.

(And contrary to what you may have heard, eggs from organic and/or pasture-raised hens are not immune to salmonella.)

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.