I have one everyday for breakfast. Just an egg and toast (sometimes I add in a little avocado) and it always hits the spot!
Here are some (fun and) interesting facts about the egg.
Did you know that you can tell whether an egg is fresh or stale by dropping it in water? A fresh egg will sink, but a stale one will float. Here are some more farm facts about eggs.
- Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins, and egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.
- Eggs are good for your eyes because they contain lutein, which helps prevent age-related cataracts and muscle degeneration.
- A chef’s hat is said to have a pleat for each of the many ways you can cook eggs.
- About 60 percent of eggs produced in the U.S. are used by consumers, and about 9 percent are used by the foodservice industry.
- Because breeds that lay brown eggs are typically slightly larger birds, they require more food, making brown eggs usually more expensive than white.
Translating the label:
Cage-free — These hens are free from the confines of a cage, but this doesn’t mean they are frolicking in an open field with the sun overhead. More often, they are free to roam a barn or warehouse, but their living conditions can vary widely
Natural — Anyone can use the term “natural” to describe their eggs, so this means nothing.
Free-range — This means hens are free to roam the outdoors at some point, but there is no regulation specifying how long is necessary, so there is no way to know how long the hens are actually outside.
Certified Organic — Hens have some access to the outdoors and are fed an organic vegetarian diet that excludes any pesticides, animal by-products, or genetically modified foods.
The TRUTH about cholesterol and the egg:
- An egg contains 2/3 of your recommended cholesterol intake, but it turns out this isn’t a big deal. Studies show that regular egg consumption does not increase risk of heart disease.
WAY TO GO MATILDA! Largest chicken egg ever laid?
- Matilda holds the record for the largest egg!
Unlimited cooking options:
The only thing that limits you with the cooking of an egg is your imagination. You could scramble some eggs for a quick-and-easy healthy breakfast. You could upgrade to an omelet by chopping some veggies and adding mozzarella cheese with a dash of hot sauce. Or you could make an egg sandwich with spinach and tomato. You could also boil a few eggs, sprinkle them with a bit of salt and pepper, and cut them up for a tasty addition to your salad.
Here are some great egg recipes!