Today is World Egg Day!
I bet you didn’t know there was something like that?
Well, World Egg Day is usually celebrated every 2nd Friday in October. The very first one was celebrated in 1996 and since then on every world egg day, events are held all around the world to celebrate the egg. Sadly, this is not a common occurrence in Nigeria, but we do hope that by this time next year there will be an event to celebrate it. We can start by organizing school events where children have fun with eggs and learn the nutritional benefits by creating cooking competition in communities.
Around the world, this day is celebrated by organizing cook-offs, family festivals, sharing recipes, health seminars emphasizing the benefits of eggs.
What’s there to celebrate?
Well, eggs have the potential to feed the world, and they are easily available and affordable and go with almost any food.
- Eggs are very nutritious. Just one boiled egg contains Vitamin A & D, Folate, Vitamin B5, B12, B2, Phosphorous and selenium.
- Eggs have healthy fats and help raise HDL (a.k.a Good cholesterol) without adversely affecting the Blood cholesterol
- Eggs contain Choline which s used to build cell membranes.
- They contain antioxidants which counter degenerative process which affect our eyes
- Eggs do not raise the risk of heart disease but may reduce the risk of stroke.
- They are highly filling and make you eat fewer calories, hence aid weight loss
- Contains calcuim which promote healthy hair, nails and bones
Types of Eggs
- Quail Eggs- very similar to chicken eggs but a lot smaller. An estimated 5 eggs make up an average chicken egg
- Duck egg- larger than chicken egg but with more protein, fat and cholesterol levels
- Chicken eggs- the most common egg available.
- Guinea fowl eggs- smaller than the chicken egg
You can order for farm fresh eggs (organic) today to keep enjoying the benefits eggs provide.