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I buy eggs at my favorite small grocery. They used to carry extra large eggs, but now they only carry large and jumbo. This caused some consternation for both my wife and me because we were used to how many extra large eggs to use in a recipe. Therefore, I did some research.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets minimum weights for different sizes of eggs:
NOTE: The highest quality rating for jumbo eggs is A. The stress on a chicken to lay a jumbo egg apparently prevents a rating of AA.
From the USDA specifications, I developed the following tables. Since no one is expected to actually take a fraction of an egg, experience or trial-and-error is required to determine whether to round up or round down when substituting one size of eggs for another size.
|Recipe Wants Large||You have this|
|Recipe Wants Extra-Large||You have this|
|Recipe Wants Jumbo||You have this|
12 January 2020
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