World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday in October and was first celebrated in 1996. Since then, people around the world have continued to celebrate eggs as an excellent, affordable source of high quality protein and their vital role in feeding people around the world.
Every day, egg farmers across the globe join together in their commitment to provide high-quality eggs to help feed the world’s hungry. Here at home, Africa’s egg farmers continue to balance their operations with firm commitments to the people they feed, the animals they care for and the environment we all share.
Dozens of Flavors, One Incredible Egg
Eggs are a universal food and an important part of cuisines around the globe. Every culture has its own recipes for egg dishes. Although some of these dishes have different names and often include different flavors, many are similar. Read on to find out how people eat eggs around the world
Happy Eggs’s day farmers !
How different are eggs, really?
You can choose eggs based on color, eggs based on size, enriched eggs, and eggs from hens raised in a variety different production systems. Price, of course, may be the most basic difference, and it’s linked to all of your other choices.
Today is World Egg Day, celebrated on the second Friday of every October. It’s a day to celebrate egg farmers and promote the incredible edible egg. To celebrate, let’s discuss the large array of choices on the market. Eggs are a ubiquitous source of delicious protein for people around the world, but many people aren’t sure of the differences between the types of eggs that are available.
So really, how are all these eggs different? Let’s break down the list.
There is no nutritional difference between a white and brown egg of the same size. So pick whichever your heart desires.
This is pretty self-explanatory. Eggs are usually labeled as medium, large, extra large or jumbo. Differences in egg size are largely due the age of the hen, though sometimes it is related to the strain or breed as well.
Enriched eggs have a higher than normal content of a particular nutrient. For example, hens that consume more Omega-3 will produce eggs with higher levels of Omega-3.
Enriched foods must follow specific guidelines. According to the FDA, “A food that is labeled as ‘enriched’ with a nutrient must contain at least 10 percent more of the Daily Value of that nutrient than a food of the same type that is not enriched.”