Ever heard of the Julian code?
No. It’s not The Da Vinci Code‘s lesser known sequel.
Rather, the Julian code is a three digit number that tells you the exact date any egg was laid.
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According to eggs.org.au (best domain name ever), the cartons we see on the shelves of Australian supermarkets contain eggs that were laid up to 42 days ago.
That’s six weeks.
All we have to go by, traditionally, is the ‘use-by’ date. Or the even more confusing ‘best before’.
But there’s a better way. And that’s where the Julian code comes in…