6/3/2014

Celebrate National Egg Day!

Did You Know?

- The body can use about 91% of the protein of cooked eggs, nearly twice as much as from a raw egg.

- A large egg contains only 75 calories and 5 grams of fat.

- The egg shell may have as many as 17,000 tiny pores over its surface. Through them, the egg can absorb flavors and odors. Storing them in their cartons helps keep them fresh.

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A fresh egg will sink in water while an older egg will stand up. As the egg gets older the air space in the egg increases, causing it to float.

- Did you know a mother hen turns over her egg about fifty times per day? This prevents the yolk from sticking to the sides of the shell

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A hen must eat 4 pounds of feed to make a dozen eggs.

- There is no difference in nutrition between white and brown eggs.

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As a hen grows older she produces larger eggs.

- About 60% of the eggs produced in the U.S. each year are used by consumers and about 9% are used by the foodservice industry. The rest are turned into egg products which are used to make restaurant meals and to make foods such as mayonnaise and cake mixes.

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The white of a Large egg measures about 2 tablespoons’ worth of liquid while the yolk is about 1 tablespoon.


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**Source: www.WhereFoodComesFrom.com