Published on Oct. 10, 2019
Celebrating World Egg Day 2019
As members of the egg industry, we're proud to take a day to celebrate the power of the egg: World Egg Day 2019.
Eggs are sustainable, affordable and highly nutritious. Eggs have the benefit of a low carbon footprint and are one of the most economic sources of protein. We truly believe eggs have the power to feed the world!
What is World Egg Day?
World Egg Day was established by the IEC (International Egg Commission) as every second Friday in October to celebrate and promote the health and environmental benefits of eating eggs.
Events in the past have included family festivals, cook-off competitions, social media campaigns, and community donations and outreach programs.
What can you do to lower the risk of heart disease, lower the risk of breast cancer and the risk of age related eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration, while at the same time reduce muscle loss and promote healthy growth and aging? The answer is incredibly simple, and completely natural; just eat eggs.
Eggs are an excellent source of high quality protein, rich in amino acids, calcium, sodium, iodine, selenium, choline and vitamins A, B, D & E; described by nutritionists, as a large vitamin pill – a mineral cocktail, they contain all the essential vitamins and minerals required for a healthy diet.
We are regularly told how important it is to eat a balanced diet; we need protein and plenty of vitamins and nutrients. Fruit, vegetables and meat naturally spring to mind, and combined can provide all these, but one food contains them all – eggs.
Facts about eggs
- A large egg contains only 70 calories and 5 grams of fat.
- How to tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked? Spin it! If the egg spins easily, it is hard-cooked. 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 cleanup.
- Egg protein has just the right mix of essential amino acids needed by humans to build tissue.
- The egg industry donates over 50 million eggs every year to food banks, aid projects, charities, and community projects, helping to feed the underfed and undernourished.
How will you celebrate World Egg Day? Follow along with the celebration on social media.
Twitter: @World_Egg_Day and use the hashtag #WorldEggDay
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