Originally Posted by kdmama33
Well, Tara pretty much summed up everything I would say about the raw eggs I'm eating. Can't do much better than that.
I would mention that, if you are getting farm fresh, free-range, organic (or organically grown) eggs and you're still feeling a little squiched out, you can wash the shells of the eggs before you crack them. Salmonella is found on the shells of the eggs and the eggs become contaminated thru contact with the outer shells. Washing first would take care of that.
No, don't do this. Egg shells are porous. If you wash them, you will wash any salmonella or whatever right through the shell.
If they are very dirty, then right before you crack the egg, wipe it gently with a slightly damp paper towel.
Although now I eat only pastured, truly free range chicken eggs, I have eaten raw eggs in mayonnaise and salad dressings and smoothies all my life, and for most of that time they were regular grocery store eggs. I've never had a problem.