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Old 12-04-2004, 02:42 AM
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Default egg sizes / different uses?

Sheryl Rosen

one of the markets in my area was selling a carton with 3 dozen small eggs
for $1.49

People were snatching them up. One lady behind me had 2 boxes. That's 72
eggs! I looked at her, must have had a quizzical look on my face because she
told me that she always has her kids and their friends dye eggs at her
house, and small eggs were good enough for that.

Heck, I had just bought 18 large eggs for 1.79, which was a bargain to me
until I saw that. If I had room to store that 3 dozen carton, I'd have
grabbed it, too.


http://www.aeb.org/facts/facts.html#23

SIZE
Several factors influence the size of an egg. The major factor is the age of
the hen. As the hen ages, her eggs increase in size.

The breed of hen from which the egg comes is a second factor. Weight of the
bird is another. Pullets significantly underweight at sexual maturity will
produce small eggs.

Environmental factors that lower egg weights are heat, stress, overcrowding and
poor nutrition.

All of these variables are of great importance to the egg producer. Even a
slight shift in egg weight influences size classification and size is one of
the factors considered when eggs are priced. Careful flock management benefits
both the hens and the producer.

Egg sizes are Jumbo, Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small and Peewee. Medium,
Large and Extra Large are the sizes most commonly available.

Sizes are classified according to minimum net weight expressed in ounces per
dozen.

SIZE EQUIVALENTS
Although any size egg may be used for frying, scrambling, cooking in the shell
or poaching, most recipes for baked dishes such as custards and cakes are based
on the use of Large eggs. To substitute another size, use the following chart.

Size Equivalents LARGE JUMBO X-LARGE MEDIUM SMALL
1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 3
3 2 3 3 4
4 3 4 5 5
5 4 4 6 7
6 5 5 7 8




To Make 1 Cup EGG SIZE WHOLE WHITES YOLKS
Jumbo 4 5 11
X-Large 4 6 12
Large 5 7 14
Medium 5 8 16
Small 6 9 18

Egg sizes are Jumbo, Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small and Peewee. Medium,
Large and Extra Large are the sizes most commonly available.

Sizes are classified according to minimum net weight expressed in ounces per
dozen.

Jumbo 30 oz.., Extra Large 27 oz., Large 24 oz., Medium 21 oz., Small 18 oz.
and Peewee 15 oz.
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