Nov. 15, 2016

How we make our hard boiled eggs

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We love hard boiled eggs – they can be turned into delicious deviled eggs, eaten plain for a quick, protein-filled snack, or can be sliced up and put into a healthy salad. In this post, we’d like to share more about how our hard boiled egg products are made, like the Naturegg Omega 3 Hard Boiled Egg Snack Pack. Read on to learn more!

Most of our hard boiled eggs are made at our facility in Brockville, Ontario, just outside of our original family farm and homestead in Lyn. Eggs are delivered to the Brockville location by a temperature-controlled truck from farmers all across Ontario and Quebec. Upon arrival, the eggs are immediately transferred into a cold storage room for tempering, meaning that they’re temperature and humidity controlled until they’re ready to be hard boiled. We usually hold our eggs in tempering for a couple weeks, in order for the egg shell membrane to separate from the shell, making it much easier to remove the shell.

Tip, when boiling your eggs at home, use eggs that are close to their code date, they will be easier to peel.

Once eggs are tempered, they are unloaded onto a conveyor and are delicately lifted by this machine that is equipped with suction cups It will place 60 eggs at a time onto the line. The eggs then continue carefully and slowly along a conveyor, and into a continuous boiler that’s heated to just the right temperature to ensure perfectly boiled eggs.

After 15 minutes, the eggs are perfectly hard boiled, and they head straight into a cold water bath. This bath not only helps stop the cooking, but it also firms up the inside of the egg, making it easier to peel.

Tip, at home once you have boiled your eggs, place them in an ice water bath. They will be easier to peel.

After spending time in a cold water bath, the eggs continue up the conveyor, and head straight into the peeler where the shell is removed. Inside the peeler, there are a series of tumblers and rollers that gently crush and remove the shell without breaking the egg.

The eggs are then inspected to ensure that none are broken and they are perfectly peeled and ready to be packaged for retail.

After inspection, the peeled hard boiled eggs continue straight down a chute into packaging. We continue to inspect their quality and sort the eggs into the pouches – shown in the picture is our Omega 3 Hard Boiled Egg Snack Pack.  They are vacuumed packed in our convenient “2 pack” with the top film applied to seal the product with our "EZ Peel" label.

These duos are then packed into boxes, and the boxes are sealed, stacked, and palletized. They go directly into cold storage transport trucks, ready to drive straight to your local grocery store and deliver your fresh, convenient, nutritious, hard boiled eggs. Be sure to look for them in the deli section.

That’s all there is to it – from start to finish! To learn more about our hard boiled eggs and their nutritional value, click here . Thanks for reading!