Egg! One of the tastiest and versatile food element. Even a non-cook finds it an easy task to prepare something tasty out of it. Boiled, scrambled, fried. Today is World Egg Day. Since 1996, the D-day is being celebrated every year on the second Friday of October. It aims to help raise awareness of the many health benefits of eggs. Playing a major role in feeding families around the globe for centuries, eggs are a matchless package of top-quality protein at a very reasonable price.
So, here Poultry Federation of India and McDonald’s India have collated a few fun facts about egg, our quick daily diet element.
- Eggs can sometimes have double yolks also
- A hen lays about 310-315 eggs, on an average, annually
- The world record for eating hard-boiled eggs is 65 in 6min 40sec, by Sonya Thomas in 2003. She would have eaten more but they ran out of eggs
- Sun and bright white egg both will help you get the scarce Vitamin D.
- Eggs reduce chances of birth defects.
- Egg shell can be crushed and used as a garden fertilizer to as it is rich in calcium and other minerals
- Chances of developing a breast cancer can be reduced by eating eggs.
- Over 50 million eggs are donated by the egg industry to help the underfed and malnourished.
- There are apparently hundred ways to crack an egg.
- Eggs are environment friendly, they have low carbon footprints.
- The brown or white colour of an eggshell is purely dependent on the breed of the hen.
- Brown eggs are more expensive than white, but it’s not because they’re healthier.
- Thickness of an egg shell is depends on the age of the laying hen
- Egg whites contain slightly more protein than egg yolks. (One large egg white contains 3.6 grams of protein — compared with 2.7 grams of protein found in egg yolks
- As a hen grows older she produces larger eggs.
Happy World Egg Day!
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