Interesting facts about eggs with references:

No.
Facts on eggs
Reference
1
Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.

Just imagine… a whole egg contains all the nutrients needed to turn a single cell into an entire baby chicken.
http://authoritynutrition.com/how-many-eggs-should-you-eat/
2
6 reasons why eggs are the healthiest food on the planet:
  1. Whole eggs are among the most nutritious foods on earth containing Eggs also contain small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the human body… including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, vitamin E, Folate and many more
  2. Eggs improve cholesterol profile and do NOT raise risk of cardiovascular disease
  3. Eggs are loaded with choline, an important nutrient for the brain
  4. Eggs contain high quality proteins with a perfect amino acid profile
  5. Eggs are loaded with lutein and Zeaxanthin, which protect the Eyes
  6. Eggs for breakfast can help lose body fat
http://authoritynutrition.com/how-many-eggs-should-you-eat/

http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.e8539

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-3010.2006.00543.x/full

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=189529
3
The chicken was probably domesticated for its eggs from jungle fowl native to tropical and subtropical Southeast Asia and India before 7500 BCE. Chickens were brought to Sumer and Egypt by 1500 BCE, and arrived in Greece around 800 BCE, where the quail had been the primary source of eggs.
McGee, Harold (2004). McGee on Food and Cooking. Hodder and Stoughton. p. 70.
4
In 1911, the egg carton was invented by Joseph Coyle in Smithers, British Columbia, to solve a dispute about broken eggs between a farmer in Bulkley Valley and the owner of the Aldermere Hotel. Early egg cartons were made of paper.
Easterday, Jim (21 April 2005). "The Coyle Egg-Safety Carton. Hiway16 Magazine.
5
The whole egg is a source of high-quality protein (i.e., proteins that contain all the amino acids needed in the human diet). In addition, it is an excellent source of all vitamins (except vitamin C) and contains many essential minerals, including phosphorus and zinc.
http://www.britannica.com/topic/egg-food
6
Top countries that produce the most eggs in 2013 in metric tonnes (FAOSTAT, 2015): China (29,128,715), United States (5,636, 230), India (3, 835, 205), Japan (2, 521,974), and Mexico (2, 516, 094).
FAOSTAT (2015)
7
Prior to World War II, most egg production came from farm flocks of less than 400 hens. By the early 1960s, improved technology and the development of sophisticated mechanical equipment were responsible for a shift from small farm flocks to larger commercial operations.
Watt Executive Guide to World Poultry Trends. 2010.
8
During the period 2000 to 2012 egg production in Africa expanded by 1.1 million tonnes to reach 3.0 million tonnes, recording an average annual growth rate of 3.9 percent. As this exceeded the global rate of 2.2 percent, Africa’s share of world total production expanded from 3.7 per cent in 2000 to 4.5 per cent in 2012. Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco – had a combined output in 2012 of almost 2.1 million tonnes out of three million.
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/3119/global-poultry-trends-2013-hen-egg-production-in-africa-and-oceania/
9
Should you wash your eggs?


No, it is not necessary to wash your eggs because of the increased risk of introducing microbes into the egg. The washing water/solution can be pulled into the egg through the shell’s pores. As the hen lays the eggs, they coat them in a protective coating called a bloom. This bloom essentially seals the egg helping to keep moisture in and germs out
http://www.communitychickens.com/14-amazing-facts-about-eggs/
10
Egg yolks and whole eggs store significant amounts of protein and choline.
Howe, Juliette C.; Williams, Juhi R.; Holden, Joanne M. (March 2004). "USDA Database for the Choline Content of Common Foods" (PDF). United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). p. 10.
11
Why the yolk colour varies from egg to egg?

Yolk colour is dependent on the diet of the hen; if the diet contains yellow/orange plant pigments known as xanthophylls, then they are deposited in the yolk, colouring it.

Like shell color, it has nothing to do with an egg’s nutritional value. If you crack open your egg to discover a dark yellow yolk, the hen was probably fed green vegetables. A medium-yellow yolk would indicate a diet of corn and alfalfa while a light-yellow yolk could be the result of eating wheat and barley).[DT1]
F. Karadas et al., Effects of carotenoids from lucerne, marigold and tomato on egg yolk pigmentation and carotenoid composition. Br Poult Sci. 2006 Oct;47(5):561-6.

Karadas, F.; Grammenidis, E.; Surai, P. F.; Acamovic, T.; Sparks, N. H. C. (2006). "Effects of carotenoids from lucerne, marigold and tomato on egg yolk pigmentation and carotenoid composition". British Poultry Science 47 (5): 561–566.
12
The protein in raw eggs is only 51% bioavailable, whereas that of a cooked egg is nearer 91% bioavailable, meaning the protein of cooked eggs is nearly twice as absorbable as the protein from raw eggs.
Evenepoel, P., Geypens, B., Luypaerts, A., Hiele, M., Ghoos, Y., & Rutgeerts, P. (1998). Digestibility of Cooked and Raw Egg Protein in Humans as Assessed by Stable Isotope Techniques. The Journal of Nutrition, 128 (10), 1716–1722.
13
Some recipes call for immature or unlaid eggs, which are harvested after the hen is slaughtered or cooked while still inside the chicken.
Marian Burros, "What the Egg Was First", The New York Times, 7 February 2007
14
The simplest method to preserve an egg is to treat it with salt. Salt draws water out of bacteria and molds, which prevents bacterial growth. The eggs stop absorbing salt after about a month, having reached osmotic equilibrium.
McGee, Harold (2004). On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen. Scribner. p. 116.
15
How long does it take for a hen to lay an egg?


25 hours from the initial phase of ovulation to egg laying. After the egg is laid, her body will rest for approximately 30 minutes and then she will ovulate again and start the entire process over.
http://www.communitychickens.com/14-amazing-facts-about-eggs/
16
Non-food uses of egg include: role in preparation of pet foods, cosmetics and shampoos, vaccines, bacterial culture, storage of semen for artificial insemination.
Galyean, R.D. and and Owen J.C. 1995. Egg Science and Technology: non-food uses of eggs. Haworth press, New York, U.S.A.
17
A 100 gram serving of eggs (see Chicken egg sizes) provides 155 calories (kcal) of food energy and 12.6 g of protein.
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list
18
Century egg or pidan (Chinese: 皮蛋; pinyin: pídàn), also known as preserved egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg, thousand-year-old egg, and millennium egg, is a Chinesedelicacy made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-21929307
19
Common misconceptions keep many people, especially those worried about heart disease, from eating eggs. The July issue of the Harvard Heart Letter unscrambles the dietary facts and myths about the egg. Fact: Eggs are a good source of nutrients. One egg contains 6 grams of protein and some healthful unsaturated fats. Eggs are also a good source of choline, which has been linked with preserving memory, and lutein and zeaxanthin, which may protect against vision loss. Fact: Eggs have a lot of cholesterol. The average large egg contains 212 milligrams of cholesterol. As foods go, that’s quite a bit, rivaled only by single servings of liver, shrimp, and duck meat.
http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/egg-nutrition
20
In France and the United Kingdom it is very difficult to buy white eggs, with most supermarkets supplying only the more popular brown eggs. By direct contrast, in Egypt it is very hard to source brown eggs, as demand is almost entirely for white ones, with the country's largest supplier describing white eggs as "table eggs" and packaging brown eggs for export.
El-banna company website, product information, available here

http://www.elbannapoultry.com/products.htm
21
Research has documented that eggs do not appear to promote heart disease risk.
Kritchevsky, SB., Kritchevsky, D. (2000). Egg consumption and coronary heart disease: an epidemiologic overview. J Am Coll Nutr, (5 Suppl):5492-555S.

Djousse, L., Gaziano, JM. Egg Consumption in Relation to Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality: The Physicians' Health Study. 964-969.
22
When and why did humans begin consuming eggs?

"It is likely that female game birds were, at some time in the early history of man, perceived as a source both of meat and of eggs. Men discovered that by removing from the nest eggs that they did not wish to have hatch (or that they simply wished to eat), they could induce the female jungle fowl to lay additional eggs and, indeed, to continue to lay eggs throught an extended laying season."
The Chicken Book, Page Smith and Charles Daniel [University of Georgia Press:Athens] 1975 (p. 11-12)
23
Why do we call them eggs?

The egg...tracks it name back to a prehistoric Indo-European source related to words for 'bird'...The Old English term was oeg, which survived in Middle English as ey (plural eyren)....But in the fourteenth century the related egg was borrowed from Old Norse. For a time the two forms competed with each other (William Caxton, in the prologue to his Book of Eneydos (1490), asked 'What should a man in these day now write, eggs or eyren, certainly it is hard to please every man'), and the Norse form did not finally emerge as the winner until the late sixteenth century.
An A-Z of Food & Drink, John Ayto [Oxford University Press:Oxrod] 2002 (p. 117)
24
How many different kind of eggs are there?

Eggs from many species of fowl (birds) have doubtless been consumed since the very beginning of humankind's stay on earth. In historical times, ancient Romans ate peafowl eggs, and the Chinese were fond of pigeon eggs. Ostrich eggs have been eaten since the days of the Phoenicians, whereas quail eggs, as hard-cooked, shelf-stable, packaged products, are now featured on many gourmet food counters in the United States and Japan. Other eggs consumed by various ethnic groups include those from plovers, partridges, gulls, turkeys, pelicans, ducks, and geese. Turtle eggs have been highly prized, and in starvation situations, any eggs, even those of alligators, have been relied upon.
Cambridge World History of Food, Kenneth F. Kiple and Kriemhild Conee Ornelas [Cambridge University Press:Cambridge] 2000, Volume One (p. 499)
25
Eggs have been known to, and enjoyed by, humans for many centuries. Jungle fowl were domesticated in India by 3200 B.C.E. Record from China and Egypt show that fowl were domesticated and laying eggs for human consumption around 1400 B.C.E., and there is archaeological evidence for egg consumption dating back to the Neolithic age. The Romans found egg-laying hens in England, Gaul, and among the Germans. The first domesticated fowl reached North America with the second voyage of Columbus in 1493.
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Solomon H. Katz, editor, William Woys Weaver, associate editor [Charles Scribner's Sons:New York] 2003, Volume 1 (p. 558)


  1. Eggs are one of the most complete foods on earth, containing every single essential vitamin (except vitamin C) and all the amino acids. Eggs are a protein-packed, nutrient-rich, and affordable food of animal origin that can help you get fit and healthy without spending much. Tag: Eggs are one of the most complete food on earth
  2. Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Just imagine… a whole egg contains all the nutrients needed to turn a single cell into an entire baby chicken. Tag: egg is second from noon as a complete food
  3. An egg white is made mainly of a protein called albumen, and also contains niacin (vitamin B3), riboflavin (vitamin B2), chlorine, magnesium, potassium, sodium and sulfur. The white contains about 57 percent of an egg's protein. Tag: Eggs contain the highest quality protein.
  4. Egg yolk:
    • a. Egg yolks are products of Xanthophylls. Which is the yellow-orange pigment found in plants eaten by hens that gives yolks their color. Yolk. Contains all the fat in the egg and half of proteins: the yolk of an egg contains about 55 calories.
    • b. Egg yolk is one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D
    • c. Egg yolk is rich is Choline (a water-soluble nutrient. It is usually grouped within the B-complex vitamins) that promotes normal cell activity, liver function and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body. It’s also key in the development of infant’s memory functions, Tag: Eggs (yolk) are one of the few foods that naturally contain the “sunshine” vitamin - Vitamin D.
    • d. However, eggs have gotten a bad reputation because the yolks are high in cholesterol. In fact, a single medium sized egg contains 186 mg of cholesterol, which is 62% of the recommended daily intake. Cholesterol is often seen as a negative word. When we hear it, we automatically start thinking of medication, heart attacks and early death. But the truth is that cholesterol is a very important part of the body. It is a structural molecule that is an essential part of every single cell membrane. It is also used to make steroid hormones like testosterone, estrogen and cortisol. Without cholesterol, we wouldn’t even exist. Given how incredibly important cholesterol is, the body has evolved elaborate ways to ensure that we always have enough of it available. (Lets discuss this issue and present the reality and contribute positively by presenting the reality on egg and Cholesterol)
  5. Did you know eggs on average have 6 grams of high-quality protein (enough to satisfy the daily protein requirement of an adult human) and that a protein packed breakfast helps sustain mental and physical energy throughout the day? That’s good news for people of any age! Tag: Protein from egg has high Biological Value (B.V.) (B.V.is the proportion of absorbed protein that is retained in the body for maintenance and/or growth. The highest score of 100 is given for the best protein –egg).
  6. Egg Protein (egg white or egg albumen): This protein used to be the 'gold standard' that all other proteins were measured against until whey protein came along. Tag: Excellent amino acid profile with sulfur-bearing amino acids
  7. Eggs contain zero carbs and no sugar. That means you can eat a well-rounded breakfast during the week without any health hazard.
  8. Eggs are good for your eyes because they contain lutein which helps to prevent age-related cataracts and muscular degeneration. In fact, eggs contain more lutein than spinach and other green vegetables.
  9. An egg shell is made of calcium carbonate, which is also the main ingredient in some antacids. The shell makes up 9-12 percent of an egg's total weight, and contains pores that allow oxygen in and carbon dioxide and moisture out.
  10. An egg shell has as many as 17,000 pores over its surface.
  11. Eggs used as an inexpensive beauty treatment in some society: egg whites have long been used as a homemade facial because they are naturally drying,
  12. Worldwide, around 1.2 trillion eggs are produced for eating every year. The average annual consumption per person is 173 eggs.
  13. Forty per cent of the world’s eggs are consumed in China.
  14. The Guinness World Record for omelette making is held by Howard Helmer, who made 427 omelettes in 30 minutes.
  15. Brown Vs. White Shells: The brown or white color of an egg shell is purely dependent on the breed of the hen. An egg’s shell color doesn’t indicate the quality or nutritional value of an egg, Hens with white feathers tend to lay white eggs and hens with red feathers tend to lay brown eggs.
  16. Why the Yolk Color varies from egg to egg? The color of an egg yolk is determined by a hen’s diet. Like shell color, it has nothing to do with an egg’s nutritional value. If you crack open your egg to discover a dark yellow yolk, the hen was probably fed green vegetables. A medium-yellow yolk would indicate a diet of corn and alfalfa while a light-yellow yolk could be the result of eating wheat and barley.
  17. According to research paper published in 2008, male dinosaurs were sometimes responsible for sitting on eggs until they hatched, but in the other egg laying animals it is the responsibility of the female
  18. Can you 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.
  19. Should you wash your eggs? The answer: is NO! it is not necessary to wash your eggs because of the increased risk of introducing microbes into the egg. The washing water/solution can be pulled into the egg through the shell’s pores. As the hen lays the eggs, they coat them in a protective coating called a bloom. This bloom essentially seals the egg helping to keep moisture in and germs out.
  20. How long does it take for a hen to lay an egg? It takes 25 hours from the initial phase of ovulation to egg laying (That is why a hen does not lay two or more eggs per day-but eggs can have double yolks). After the egg is laid, her body will rest for approximately 30 minutes and then she will ovulate again and start the entire process all over again. “A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg,” (Life And Habit by Samuel Butler 1835-1902).
  21. Do you need a rooster for a hen to lay eggs? Answer: No, only if you want to hatch baby chicks.
  22. Are fertilized eggs safe to eat? Yes, fertilized eggs are eatable. However, they should be refrigerated promptly, especially in warmer weather as a fertilized egg will begin embryological development above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. In some cultures eggs with developed embryo (18 days or more old) are famous delicacy
  23. Size of an egg. The main factor that determines the size of an egg, is the age of the hen.
  24. Temperature of a freshly-laid egg is: 160°F.
  25. Uncooked and healthy egg yolks are an excellent, easily digested protein drink that athletes have used for generations. Remember Rocky?
  26. World egg. Also called the “cosmic egg”, it’s the mythological representation – among many religions and cultures – of creation. The symbol of birth, life and beginnings, the egg is considered the origin of all that exists. According to mythology, primordial chaos was transformed into the universe with the breaking of an egg.
  27. What was first, the chicken or the egg? Short answer: the chicken is the egg’s way of creating another egg. According to the bible, the chicken came first. Genesis 1:20-22: So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”
    • Nonfood uses/values of an egg

    • Eggs have an astounding number (there exists 192 Omelet recopies in the world) of uses in the kitchen of different cultures. Just to mention some: Spanish omelet, Cheese Omelet, Cranberry Omelet, Doro wet, and Eggs are also used to form soup bases, which are prevalent in many Asian dishes. Clearly, the egg is one of the most versatile items used in cooking, but its list of uses does not really end within the frying pan. There are 1000’s of nonfood uses (industrial or domestic) of egg and its different parts. Below are few just to give an idea how diverse the nonfood use of egg and its parts.
  28. Eggs are rich in proteins that are very similar to those found in our hair, and so make great conditioning and strengthening masks.
  29. Egg yolks and whites both have valuable qualities on their own for your skin, so there are a couple different facial treatments products use eggs.
  30. With egg whites, you can make a soothing anti-aging cleanser that smooths the skin.
  31. Egg yolks are very rich in Vitamin A, which is great for moisturizing and used in producing body moisturizing.
  32. Egg whites can be used as a facial mask. The egg whites can be spread directly onto the face and washed off after 30 minutes.
  33. Egg whites mixed with -herbs used for a nice smell or with castor oil to soften the body--or used alone.
  34. Eggshell as fertilizer: Eggshells contain high amounts of calcium and other vital compounds that is used for fertilizing the soil in the garden
  35. Grounded and mixed with soapy water eggshell is powerful and environmentally friendly cleaner for your pots and pans - outstanding abrasive cleaner
  36. Eggshells as Calcium Supplement: eggshell powder can easily store and use on a daily basis – one can add a bit of it to coffee, sauce, dishes and what not. The secret is to make sure that you do not remove the membrane of the egg when grinding the shell – it is also very important to boil it first, just to make sure that all the pathogens are removed.
  37. Grounded Eggshells used as a calcium supplement for Chicken and other animals




1. Eggs are one of the most complete foods on earth, containing every single essential vitamin (except vitamin C) and all the amino acids. Eggs are a protein-packed, nutrient-rich, and affordable food of animal origin that can help you get fit and healthy without spending much. Tag: Eggs are one of the most complete food on earth

2. Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Just imagine… a whole egg contains all the nutrients needed to turn a single cell into an entire baby chicken. Tag: egg is second from noon as a complete food
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3. An egg white is made mainly of a protein called albumen, and also contains niacin (vitamin B3), riboflavin (vitamin B2), chlorine, magnesium, potassium, sodium and sulfur. The white contains about 57 percent of an egg's protein. Tag: Eggs contain the highest quality protein.
4. Egg yolk:
a. Egg yolks are products of Xanthophylls. Which is the yellow-orange pigment found in plants eaten by hens that gives yolks their color. Yolk. Contains all the fat in the egg and half of proteins: the yolk of an egg contains about 55 calories.
b. Egg yolk is one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D
c. Egg yolk is rich is Choline (a water-soluble nutrient. It is usually grouped within the B-complex vitamins) that promotes normal cell activity, liver function and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body. It’s also key in the development of infant’s memory functions, Tag: Eggs (yolk) are one of the few foods that naturally contain the “sunshine” vitamin - Vitamin D.
d. However, eggs have gotten a bad reputation because the yolks are high in cholesterol. In fact, a single medium sized egg contains 186 mg of cholesterol, which is 62% of the recommended daily intake. Cholesterol is often seen as a negative word. When we hear it, we automatically start thinking of medication, heart attacks and early death. But the truth is that cholesterol is a very important part of the body. It is a structural molecule that is an essential part of every single cell membrane. It is also used to make steroid hormones like testosterone, estrogen and cortisol. Without cholesterol, we wouldn’t even exist. Given how incredibly important cholesterol is, the body has evolved elaborate ways to ensure that we always have enough of it available. (Lets discuss this issue and present the reality and contribute positively by presenting the reality on egg and Cholesterol)

5. Did you know eggs on average have 6 grams of high-quality protein (enough to satisfy the daily protein requirement of an adult human) and that a protein packed breakfast helps sustain mental and physical energy throughout the day? That’s good news for people of any age! Tag: Protein from egg has high Biological Value (B.V.) (B.V.is the proportion of absorbed protein that is retained in the body for maintenance and/or growth. The highest score of 100 is given for the best protein –egg).
6. Egg Protein (egg white or egg albumen): This protein used to be the 'gold standard' that all other proteins were measured against until whey protein came along. Tag: Excellent amino acid profile with sulfur-bearing amino acids
7. Eggs contain zero carbs and no sugar. That means you can eat a well-rounded breakfast during the week without any health hazard.
8. Eggs are good for your eyes because they contain lutein which helps to prevent age-related cataracts and muscular degeneration. In fact, eggs contain more lutein than spinach and other green vegetables.
9. An egg shell is made of calcium carbonate, which is also the main ingredient in some antacids. The shell makes up 9-12 percent of an egg's total weight, and contains pores that allow oxygen in and carbon dioxide and moisture out.
10. An egg shell has as many as 17,000 pores over its surface.
11. Eggs used as an inexpensive beauty treatment in some society: egg whites have long been used as a homemade facial because they are naturally drying,
12. Worldwide, around 1.2 trillion eggs are produced for eating every year. The average annual consumption per person is 173 eggs.
13. Forty per cent of the world’s eggs are consumed in China.
14. The Guinness World Record for omelette making is held by Howard Helmer, who made 427 omelettes in 30 minutes.
15. Brown Vs. White Shells: The brown or white color of an egg shell is purely dependent on the breed of the hen. An egg’s shell color doesn’t indicate the quality or nutritional value of an egg, Hens with white feathers tend to lay white eggs and hens with red feathers tend to lay brown eggs.
16. Why the Yolk Color varies from egg to egg? The color of an egg yolk is determined by a hen’s diet. Like shell color, it has nothing to do with an egg’s nutritional value. If you crack open your egg to discover a dark yellow yolk, the hen was probably fed green vegetables. A medium-yellow yolk would indicate a diet of corn and alfalfa while a light-yellow yolk could be the result of eating wheat and barley.
17. According to research paper published in 2008, male dinosaurs were sometimes responsible for sitting on eggs until they hatched, but in the other egg laying animals it is the responsibility of the female
18. Can you 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.
19. Should you wash your eggs? The answer: is NO! it is not necessary to wash your eggs because of the increased risk of introducing microbes into the egg. The washing water/solution can be pulled into the egg through the shell’s pores. As the hen lays the eggs, they coat them in a protective coating called a bloom. This bloom essentially seals the egg helping to keep moisture in and germs out.
20. How long does it take for a hen to lay an egg? It takes 25 hours from the initial phase of ovulation to egg laying (That is why a hen does not lay two or more eggs per day-but eggs can have double yolks). After the egg is laid, her body will rest for approximately 30 minutes and then she will ovulate again and start the entire process all over again. “A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg,” (Life And Habit by Samuel Butler 1835-1902).
21. Do you need a rooster for a hen to lay eggs? Answer: No, only if you want to hatch baby chicks.
22. Are fertilized eggs safe to eat? Yes, fertilized eggs are eatable. However, they should be refrigerated promptly, especially in warmer weather as a fertilized egg will begin embryological development above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. In some cultures eggs with developed embryo (18 days or more old) are famous delicacy
23. Size of an egg. The main factor that determines the size of an egg, is the age of the hen.
24. Temperature of a freshly-laid egg is: 160°F.
25. Uncooked and healthy egg yolks are an excellent, easily digested protein drink that athletes have used for generations. Remember Rocky?
26. World egg. Also called the “cosmic egg”, it’s the mythological representation – among many religions and cultures – of creation. The symbol of birth, life and beginnings, the egg is considered the origin of all that exists. According to mythology, primordial chaos was transformed into the universe with the breaking of an egg.
27. What was first, the chicken or the egg? Short answer: the chicken is the egg’s way of creating another egg. According to the bible, the chicken came first. Genesis 1:20-22: So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”
Nonfood uses/values of an egg
Eggs have an astounding number (there exists 192 Omelet recopies in the world) of uses in the kitchen of different cultures. Just to mention some: Spanish omelet, Cheese Omelet, Cranberry Omelet, Doro wet, and Eggs are also used to form soup bases, which are prevalent in many Asian dishes. Clearly, the egg is one of the most versatile items used in cooking, but its list of uses does not really end within the frying pan. There are 1000’s of nonfood uses (industrial or domestic) of egg and its different parts. Below are few just to give an idea how diverse the nonfood use of egg and its parts.
28. Eggs are rich in proteins that are very similar to those found in our hair, and so make great conditioning and strengthening masks.
29. Egg yolks and whites both have valuable qualities on their own for your skin, so there are a couple different facial treatments products use eggs.
30. With egg whites, you can make a soothing anti-aging cleanser that smooths the skin.
31. Egg yolks are very rich in Vitamin A, which is great for moisturizing and used in producing body moisturizing.
32. Egg whites can be used as a facial mask. The egg whites can be spread directly onto the face and washed off after 30 minutes.
33. Egg whites mixed with -herbs used for a nice smell or with castor oil to soften the body--or used alone.
34. Eggshell as fertilizer: Eggshells contain high amounts of calcium and other vital compounds that is used for fertilizing the soil in the garden
35. Grounded and mixed with soapy water eggshell is powerful and environmentally friendly cleaner for your pots and pans - outstanding abrasive cleaner
36. Eggshells as Calcium Supplement: eggshell powder can easily store and use on a daily basis – one can add a bit of it to coffee, sauce, dishes and what not. The secret is to make sure that you do not remove the membrane of the egg when grinding the shell – it is also very important to boil it first, just to make sure that all the pathogens are removed.
Grounded Eggshells used as a calcium supplement for Chicken and other animals