World Egg Day



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  • Date: Oct 11 2024
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Oct 11 2024


All Day

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.

World Egg Day

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. 

World Egg 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

  • Egg yolk oil was used in Spain to treat scabies. 
  • The Romans used egg oil to treat war wounds.
  • Diluted egg oil has been used as a “gargling” treatment to prevent cavities and slow the progression of periodontal disease.
  • Egg oil was used in traditional Indian medicine to treat dandruff, hair loss, and frizzy hair. 
World Egg Day

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. 

  • Include eggs in your meal. For your maximum satisfaction, prepare your eggs the best way you like them. There’s nothing as good as having it your own way – poached, scrambled, scotched, roasted, hard-boiled, devilled, pickled.  Endow your food with some egg salad. 
  • Distribute free eggs to younger folks, friends and family, and the less privileged. 
  • Educate people about the benefits of eggs to human health. You can also create promotional and educational broadcasts across your social media handles. 
  • Find out the eggs you’ve never tried before and explore their delightfulness. Check out goose eggs, ostrich eggs, peacock eggs, duck eggs, and any you’re able to find. 
  • Reach out to and support egg farmers in your nation.
  • Conduct or participate in competitions such as best egg dish, best egg carving, best egg poster, etc. 

Egg Nutrition Facts

  • Carbohydrates – Eggs are low-carb food, one large egg has less than 1 gram of carbohydrate. It has no fiber and consists of a tiny amount of sugar.
  • Fat – Each large egg has 5 grams of fat. About 1.6 grams of that quantity is saturated fat, and the rest is monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat.
  • Protein – There are 4-7 grams of protein in one egg, most of it in the egg white. Eggs are a good source of high-quality, complete protein. Most of it is found in egg white.
  • Egg also provides 77 calories, and good amounts of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin J, vitamin E, vitamin B6, calcium, and zinc. 
  • Malnutrition is a global problem, and Nutritionists believe that the consumption of eggs could prove to be a solution to the issue. 

Some Facts About Eggs 

  • Egg color has nothing to do with the egg’s freshness, flavor, or nutritional value. 
  • Iowa produces 14 billion eggs annually in the US. India produces 83 billion eggs annually. 
  • Eating cooked eggs is healthier. The body can’t digest more than 50% of the protein in raw eggs but can digest about 90% of boiled eggs. 
  • To check if an egg is fresh, drop it in a cup of water. If it sinks, it is fresh, if it floats, it is stale. 
  • Eggs with cloudy white are very fresh. 
  • The most environmentally sustainable and affordable animal-source protein available is an egg. 
  • One large egg supplies 13 essential vitamins and minerals, and 7 grams of high-quality protein.

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