Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins, and egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.
Both the egg white and egg yolk contain 3 grams of protein each. So, while we traditionally associate egg whites with protein, they don’t really have an advantage over their yellow counterpart.
Eggs are naturally gluten-free. Always have been, always will be.
Unlike most cereals and yogurt, eggs don’t come with a complicated, jam-packed ingredient list because they only contain one ingredient. It’s called “eggs.” Eggs are the least expensive source of high-quality protein.
Egg whites are out, yolks are back in. Years ago, the public health officials believed that consuming the cholesterol found in egg yolks could raise your blood levels of cholesterol, which can ultimately lead to increasing your risk of heart attacks and stroke. Now, clinical studies show that the dietary cholesterol found in eggs has a modest effect on blood cholesterol. It’s so low, in fact, that the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines have removed the 300 mg dietary cholesterol limit, referencing the fact that all available evidence suggests there is no relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and levels of blood cholesterol. Surprisingly, eating eggs may actually help to lower your cholesterol.
Eggs contain zero carbohydrates and no sugar. That means you can eat a well-rounded breakfast during the week without feeling round yourself.
Eggs have all 9 essential amino acids. Seems like a lot but remember – they ARE essential.
To tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked, spin it. If the egg spins easily, it is hard-cooked but if it wobbles, it is raw.
An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year.
The thickness of an egg shell solely depends on the age of the hen. While young hens lay eggs with harder shells, old hens lay eggs with thinner shells. This thickness will happen regardless of the hen breed or egg colour.
The colour of a hen’s earlobes, yes hens have earlobes, is a good indicator of the colour of the eggshell it will lay. In general, hens with white earlobes generally lay white eggs, while hens with red or brown earlobes lay brown eggs.
To produce one egg, it takes a hen 24-26 hours.
The fastest omelette maker in the world made 427 two-egg omelettes in 30 minutes. American Egg Board’s Howard Helmer, is the Omelette King. He holds three Guinness World Records for omelette making and also holds the world records for fastest omelette flipper.
The word “yolk” is derived from an Old English word that means “yellow.” Therefore it is egg white and egg yellow.
A double yolk occurs in an egg when a chicken releases two yolks into the same shell. Double yolks are usually produced by young chickens.
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