7 Top Egg Facts
Interesting facts about eggs...Enjoy your eggs!
Do you know much about the eggs you are eating...for instance, their nutrition, their colour, and about the hens that do the laying? Here are some 'Ygea' interesting facts about eggs we bet you didn't know!
Fact 1 – nutrition in an egg
Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy (helps you build muscles!). The protein from eggs has just the right balance of essential amino acids needed by humans to build tissues. It is second only to mother’s milk for human nutrition.
Eggs also contain healthy fats with very little calorific cost – in fact a large egg contains only 70 calories and 5 grams of fat. Other nutritional benefits include antioxidants that help fight cancer, as well as reduce the effects of aging. Egg yolks are also one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D.
Fact 2 – how do I know my eggs are cooked?
To tell if an egg is raw or cooked, just spin it! If the egg spins easily, it is hard-cooked, but if it wobbles around, it is still raw. Extra info: when the egg is hard-boiled, you can peel it by blowing the egg right out of the shell. Washing it under water also helps.
Fact 3 – eating raw or cooked?
You actually absorb around half the protein from an egg if you eat it raw as opposed to cooking it. Rocky would have been better off frying his eggs as opposed to drinking them raw!
Fact 4 – egg cleaning
Don’t cry over broken egg! If you accidently drop your egg on the floor, sprinkle it with salt for easy clean up.
Fact 5 – egg yolk
The egg yolk colour depends on the diet of the hen. Organic eggs just like Ygea Eggs have this yummy and notorious yellow yolk! This means the hen was fed green vegetables and an organic diet.
Fact 6 – egg laying hens
An average hen lays around 300 eggs a year. Ygea hens do this comfortably and happily, with regular free-range outdoor access to nature and rich organic diet. To produce one egg, it takes a hen 24-26 hours.
Fact 7 - Brown Vs. White Shells
An egg’s shell colour doesn’t actually indicate the quality or nutritional value of an egg, but rather the breed of the hen that laid it. Hens with white feathers tend to lay white eggs and hens with red feathers tend to lay brown eggs.