Interesting facts about Eggs

Eggs are a protein-packed, nutrient-rich, and affordable breakfast food that can help you get fit and healthy without breaking the bank. Here are some  amazing facts about eggs you need to know :

1. Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.

2. To 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.

3. Egg yolks are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D.

4. If an egg is accidentally dropped on the floor, sprinkle it heavily with salt for easy clean up.

5.An egg’s shell color doesn’t indicate the quality or nutritional value of an egg, but rather the breed of  the hen that laid it. Hens with white feathers tend to lay white eggs and hens with red feathers tend to lay brown eggs.

6. A large egg contains only 70 calories and 5 grams of fat.

7. Egg protein has just the right mix of essential amino acids needed by humans to build tissues. It is second only to mother’s milk for human nutrition.

8. An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year.

9. As a hen grows older she produces larger eggs.

10. The fastest omelet maker in the world made 427 two-egg omelets in 30 minutes. American Egg Board’s Howard Helmer, is the Omelet King; he holds three Guinness World Records for omelet making.

11. 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.

12. The next time you buy a carton of eggs, notice that the package comes with a Sell By date rather than an expiration date. Your eggs should be edible for a 3-4 weeks after that date, so don’t toss them in the garbage until then. If you’re not sure an egg is still good, take a big whiff of it after cracking. Your nose will be offended by an unpleasant odor if it is no good.

13. The average American eats 250 eggs per year, which translates to a total annual consumption of 76.5 billion eggs in the U.S.

14. Eggs contain a high dose of protein (help you build muscleand healthy fats (help you feel full and satisfied) at little caloric cost. You will also benefit from antioxidants that fight cancer and reduce the effects of aging.

15. A hen must mate with a rooster in order to fertilize an egg. Grocery store eggs, for obvious reasons, are laid by hens that haven’t mated.