Any carton of eggs that you pick up in the supermarket nowadays has the word "fresh" on it somewhere. Just because it says fresh doesn't mean they really are. There is a simple way to determine the age of eggs just by looking at the numbers on the side of your egg carton.

On the top line is the "Best Before" date. That is the day that the farmer or egg distributor recommends you consume the eggs by. Then there is a little 3-digit number underneath that. To find out what that number means you can watch the video above.

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