For some people, half-cooked eggs give a different taste and delicacy compared to perfectly cooked eggs. However, are half-cooked eggs safe if consumed by kids? To find out the answer, let's consider the following facts.

Are Half-Cooked Eggs Good for Kids?
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Eggs are the best source of animal protein that is easily available and inexpensive. Vitamins and minerals contained in eggs can also support the growth and development of children.

Safety of Eating Half-cooked Eggs in Kids

Eggs can be processed by frying or boiling. The egg's cooked levels can also be adjusted to taste and can be fully cooked or half-cooked. However, serving half-cooked eggs for children should be avoided.

Raw and half-cooked eggs can contain Salmonella bacteria. Bacteria found in poultry droppings can enter the egg when the eggshell has not formed entirely or cracked eggshells.

Salmonella bacterial infection (commonly called Salmonellosis) is a common cause of food poisoning. Symptoms that arise due to Salmonella bacterial infection are diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and stomach cramps.

Generally, food poisoning due to bacterial infections will recover 7 days after infection but can be fatal if not immediately treated. 

How to Serve Eggs properly for Kids

Children under 5 years have a 4 times higher risk of being infected by Salmonella bacteria than adults. Therefore, make sure to serve eggs properly to children to avoid the infected risk of Salmonella bacteria.

The following is a guide on how to process and serve eggs for Kids:
1. Avoid buying cracked and dirty shells eggs.
2. Store eggs in the refrigerator with temperatures below 4º C.
3. Avoid storing eggs for more than 3 weeks.
4. Fully Cooked the eggs by boiling, frying, or scrambling.
5. Avoid serving raw or half-cooked eggs to children.
6. Consume eggs immediately after cooking (<2 hours) to avoid germ contamination.
7. Avoid storing boiled eggs in the refrigerator for more than 3-4 days.
8. Wash hands before and after touching or cooking eggs.
8. Clean all cooking utensils properly.

Although eggs have various nutrients and useful, how to process eggs for children should not go unnoticed. Serve eggs that are perfectly cooked for the child and always apply the guidelines given above.

Fully Cooking eggs will not eliminate the nutrients they contain. Precisely ripe eggs will be more easily chewed, swallowed, and digested by the child's digestive system.