World Egg Day
The 14th of October is World Egg Day, a day to celebrate all things egg-related! This year, we’re excited to share some recipes that will show you how versatile eggs can be. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner ideas, we’ve got you covered. So get ready to cook up some amazing meals with eggs!
An egg stands out as a celebrity among food consumed by men. Dating as far back as the Neolithic Age, eggs have served as food to man. The earliest record of human consumption of eggs was 1400 B.C. So, eating eggs has been around for as long as fowls have been around.
That’s some historical fact there, but do you know that an egg is one of the most popular sources of protein? Right now, you may think “yes I know everything about chicken eggs”, but this is just one of them. Apart from chicken eggs, there are turkey eggs, ostrich eggs, fish eggs, etc. World egg day is to celebrate the benefits of all types of eggs to humanity.
Eggs are arguably one of the oldest foods man eats. They have played significant roles in our health and sustenance since the cradle of humanity. Some of the reasons we can’t get over eating eggs are the fact of its nutritional value.
Some years ago health experts were skeptical about eating eggs in our food, because of their high cholesterol content. This was proven to be incorrect after a review performed by the American Heart Association in the year 2000. In the review, it was expressly stated that the health benefits of eggs actually outweigh the concerns.
That was when the AHA confirmed that healthy adults would comfortably remain within the daily cholesterol limit when they take an egg per day. This was great news to lovers of eggs in the United States and other countries. People can enjoy eggs in a variety of ways today.
A single egg has only 75 calories, with seven grams of protein. That is a well-balanced calorie-to-protein ratio, found in these natural goodies. So if you’ve been abstaining from eggs because you want to lose weight, it’s high time you embraced them.
Eggs are popularly served in different styles from poached, to scrambled, to hard-boiled, to fried, to sunny-side-up, or soft-boiled eggs. They can also be served as the base for some of the most exciting breakfast and culinary additions. On a day like this, egg lovers can boastfully chant what might be called an anthem now “how do you want your eggs?”
This day serves us the opportunity to have fun with egg-based meals, whether it’s scrambled for breakfast, egg cake for dessert, or egg salad as a condiment. Play with eggs the way you want and with whomever you want, anytime throughout the day.
History of World Egg Day
Eggs would be very proud of this moment. Should they have the means, they would be out there bagging several Nobel prizes.
In 1964, The International Egg Commission (IEC) was established with the aim of giving widespread recognition to egg producers and promoting the consumption of eggs as part of a balanced diet. The body announced the celebration of World Egg Day, while at a conference in Vienna in 1996. This declaration was made with the intention to celebrate the benefits and significant role eggs have played in human lives and health. Since then the 14th of October has been dedicated to celebrating World Egg Day.
The history of the egg is found in many cultures to transcend feeding concerns alone. The truth here is that they are of vast significance to many cultures and practices in the world. They also hold religious significance, some use eggs to represent fertility, life, longevity, renewal, and rebirth. Some cultures believe eggs must be present in every household, as it is believed to quicken reproduction. Several other cultures use eggs as decorative pieces and artwork. An instance is the Russian A Fabergé egg – a jeweled egg created by the jewelry firm House of Fabergé, in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire between 1885 and 1917. There are beautiful Easter eggs popular among children too.
All types of eggs are eaten by man, from birds, like chickens, ducks, geese, and ostrich; and from fish and reptiles. In historical times, peafowl eggs were eaten by the Romans, and ostrich eggs were popularly eaten since the day of the Phoenicians, especially in Egypt. Pigeon eggs were common among the Chinese. Whichever type of egg you find on your table, be assured that it carries large nutritional values. Aside from the protein and calories they contain, eggs also contain vitamins A, B, and D, with a significantly important amount of minerals.
Some historical use of egg
How to Celebrate World Egg Day
Several countries now participate in World Egg Day, by creating events that create awareness and remind people to explore the benefits of eggs.
Join the world in celebrating these perfect natural goodies by trying any of the following.