Why Are Eggs Sold by the Dozen?

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The food history confirms that eggs were sold by dozen even in the Elizabethan era. The reason why 12 was decided is not specifically given but the number 12 had symbolic meanings. It is believed since eggs were sold in boxes and not counts, even increments were sensible and the dozen may have been adopted from this.
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