Are eggs that haven't been cooked safe to eat?

Salmonellosis, a foodborne infection caused by Salmonella bacterium, can result from eating raw eggs.  

Some believe raw eggs develop muscle, but research is mixed. Some studies demonstrate that cooked eggs boost protein absorption.  

children under 5, seniors 65 and older, and those with compromised immune systems are more likely to develop Salmonella and become extremely ill. 

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Food safety experts advise pregnant women to avoid raw and undercooked eggs. 

pasteurized-in-shell eggs, which you can get in the grocery department. 

While pasteurized egg whites didn't form peaks as well as unpasteurized eggs when beaten, they cooked nicely and tasted good when fried. 

Try aquafaba (chickpea water) in drinks like this Maple Whiskey Sour to replace egg whites. It whips up like egg whites and can be used in meringues. 

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