Saturday, December 14, 2013
eggnog: know the risks
Since eggnog is made of raw eggs, it poses health risks such as salmonella. Purchase fresh eggs only and clean the outer shell thoroughly. Unfortunately, there is no real way to tell just by looking if an egg is contaminated. It is especially dangerous for pregnant women to consume raw eggs, so eggnog should be avoided. Due to the popularity of eggnog, however, many people are willing to drink eggnog despite the risk of the raw eggs.