A dozen fascinating facts about eggs that may just surprise you
- Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy.
- 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.
- Egg yolks are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D.
- If an egg is accidentally dropped on the floor, sprinkle it heavily with salt for easy clean up.
- Yolk colour depends on the diet of the hen.
- Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
- A large egg contains only 70 calories and 5 grams of fat.
- 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.
- An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year.
- To produce one egg, it takes a hen 24-26 hours.
- As a hen grows older she produces larger eggs.
- 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.