Should eggs be stored pointed end down?

22nd July 2009

Asked by: Joseph Parker, Chichester

Yes. The blunt end of an egg has an air pocket between the inner and outer shell membranes. This gradually enlarges as the egg loses moisture during storage. Keeping the air pocket at the top helps to keep the yolk centred within the egg and prevents the air pocket from rupturing, which reduces the risk of the egg spoiling.