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40 Awesome Facts About Egg | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Worldwide, around 1.2 trillion eggs are produced for eating every year.
  2. The average person on Earth consumes 175 eggs a year.
  3. About 75 billion eggs are produced in the United States each year.  The average American eats about 250 egg a year.
  4. China is biggest supplier of eggs, producing about 390 billion each year, about half of the world’s supply. Amazingly forty per cent of the world’s eggs are consumed in China.
  5. Eggs contain the highest quality food protein known. It is second only to mother’s milk for human nutrition.
  6. Chickens aren’t the only birds that lay edible eggs. Duck, quail, emu, goose, and ostrich eggs can all be cooked up.
  7. The average hen lays 250 to 270 eggs a year. A hen starts laying eggs at 19 weeks of age.
  8. The main factor that determines the size of an egg, is the age of the hen. The commercial categories are calculated on the basis of weight. In the US there are 6 categories (from 35 g. “peewee” to 71 g. “jumbo”).
  9. A freshly laid egg has temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Eggs take about 25 hours to form inside a hen. After the egg is laid, she will  rest for 30 minutes and then she will ovulate again and start the entire process over.
  11. Fact is mother hen requires 5 oz. of food and 10 oz. of water for each egg.
  12. A mother hen turns over her egg about fifty times per day so the yolk won’t stick to the sides of the shell.
  13. An egg white is made mainly of a protein called albumen. It also has niacin (vitamin B3), riboflavin (vitamin B2), magnesium, potassium, sodium and sulfur. The white contains about 57 percent of an egg’s protein.
  14. Eggs in fact contain every single essential vitamin (except Vitamin C) and all the amino acids.
  15. Uncooked egg yolks are an excellent, easily digested protein drink that athletes have used for generations.
  16. Eggs are one of the few foods that naturally contain the Vitamin D.
  17. Eggs also contain choline, which is necessary for healthy cell membranes in the body. Choline stimulates brain development and function and helps preserving memory.
  18. Eggs also are good for your eyes because they contain lutein which helps prevents age-related cataracts and muscular degeneration.
  19. Xanthophylls is the yellow-orange pigment found in plants eaten by hens that gives yolks their color. Yolk provides 55 calories and contains all the fat in the egg and half of proteins.
  20. A whole egg is about 3 tablespoons worth of liquid, the egg yolk measures about 1 tablespoon of liquid. Egg provides about 70 to 75 calories.
  21. How to find whether an egg is fresh or hard boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it’s raw. If it spins easily, it’s hard boiled. A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.
  22. Egg whites that are cloudy indicate that the egg is very fresh. In fact clear egg whites indicate an egg is aging. Pink egg whites indicate that it is spoiled and  should not be consumed.
  23. Amazing fact is that an egg shell has as many as 17,000 pores over its surface.
  24. An egg shell is made of calcium carbonate making up  about 10 % of total weight. It contains minute pores allowing oxygen in and carbon dioxide and moisture out.
  25. The blood sometimes seen in an egg comes from the rupture of small blood vessels in the yolk. It is safe to consume.
  26. It is not necessary to wash your eggs because you may introduce microbes into the egg through the shell’s pores. As the hen lays the eggs, a protective coating called a bloom seals the egg helping to keep moisture in and germs out.
  27. When the eggs are hard boiled a green ring may be formed around the yolk due to a chemical reaction between sulfur and iron. However the egg is very safe to eat.
  28. Candling an egg i.e. Shining a light source through the egg shell can show double yolks, blood spots, and other interior defects. Candling can also be used to determine if eggs are fertile or not.
  29. As soon as an egg is laid, air begins to enter through the pores in the shell. A floating egg means that egg is old and  enough air has entered the shell to make the egg float. It doesn’t determine whether egg is good or bad.
  30. Fresh eggs have less air inside the shell making it hard to peel. Older eggs have a larger cell of air A larger cell of air allowing for easier peeling, so use older eggs for hard-boiling.
  31. You can in fact eat fertilized eggs but they should be refrigerated promptly. Fertilized egg will begin embryological development above 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  32. Beluga caviar, or roe from the endangered Beluga sturgeon, is the world’s most expensive egg. The price per kg ranges from $5,000 in the US to a low of around $250 in Kazakhstan, its origin.
  33. Salvador Dalì was literally obsessed by eggs, which he often used in his paintings. The roof of the Dalì museum in his birthplace of Figueres, Spain, is lined with gigantic eggs.
  34. The egg features in many popular games around the world: egg hunt, egg toss, egg rolling, egg tapping.
  35. Because they are naturally drying, egg whites have long been used as a homemade facial.
  36. Joseph Coyle was a newspaper editor from British Columbia and invented the egg carton in 1911 to solve a dispute between two locals about broken eggs.
  37. Eggs are placed in their cartons large end up to keep the air cell in place and the yolk centered.
  38. The ancient Romans supposedly made the first omelette, which they sweetened with honey, calling it ovemele (eggs and honey).
  39. The bacteria salmonella can be on the inside and outside of an egg that looks normal.
  40. The most expensive egg ever sold was the Faberge “Winter Egg” sold in 1994 for $5.6 million.

 By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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