In Celebration of Egg Month

Each year in May, the world celebrates Egg Day in honour of eggs! Eggs are a fantastic source of protein, and offer an affordable source of nutrition that can be prepared in many different ways.  It’s no wonder that people are ready to celebrate this valued ingredient and dietary staple every year.

 National Egg Month offers people around the globe the chance to celebrate the egg and reflect on the nutritional benefits and values offered by the humble egg. Eggs are a beloved staple in diets across the world due to their versatility, delicious taste, and the number of health benefits offered.

 Fun Egg Facts in Honour of National Egg Month!

 Here are some fun and egg-citing facts in celebration of egg month:

 Eggs contain nutrients which are beneficial for your eyes, including Lutein.

  • One large egg contains around 6 grams of high-quality protein and 8 essential nutrients.
  • The global production of eggs exceeded 86 metric tons in 2020
  • Eggshells can have as many as 17 000 pores
  • The breed of chicken determines the colour of the egg
  • Eggs are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D
  • The yolks and the whites of eggs contain the same amount of protein
  • All eggs are hormone free
  • The age of the laying hen determines the thickness of the eggshell

 Did any of the egg facts surprise you? What is your favourite thing about eggs?

 For more information about eggs, read more of our blogs and recipes!

 Sources

Link for Egg production stats: https://www.statista.com/statistics/263972/egg-production-worldwide-since-1990/

 National Egg Month: https://layinghens.hendrix-genetics.com/en/news/may-is-national-egg-month/

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