Served in eggs Benedict, cheesy omelettes, atop a steak or spicy bowl of ramen noodles or simply boiled, scrambled or fried – everyone has their favourite way to enjoy eggs! And with so many health benefits to boot, it is no wonder that the egg has its own special day dedicated to its brilliance.

We are celebrating the humble egg on World Egg Day, because it is a nutrition bomb and an affordable one at that!

Eggs contain riboflavin, which helps to produce energy in all cells of the body, selenium, which acts as an anti-oxidant to help prevent breakdown of body tissues and vitamin B12 to support nerve cell function and immunity.

Take a look at what goes into a dozen eggs:

  1. Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy.
  2. To tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked, spin it! If the egg spins easily, it is cooked but if it wobbles, it is raw.
  3. Egg yolks are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D.
  4. If an egg is accidentally dropped on the floor, sprinkle it heavily with salt for easy clean up.
  5. Yolk colour depends on the diet of the hen.
  6. Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
  7. A large egg contains only 70 calories and 5 grams of fat. Two thirds of the fat is healthy unsaturated fat.
  8. Egg protein has just the right mix of essential amino acids needed by humans to build tissues. It is second only to mother’s milk for human nutrition.
  9. An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year. WHAAAT?!
  10. To produce one egg, it takes a hen 24-26 hours.
  11. As a hen grows older, she produces larger eggs.
  12. 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.