Facts About Eggs

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  • Forty per cent of the world’s eggs are consumed in China.
  • The Guinness World Record for omelette making is held by Howard Helmer, who made 427 omelettes in 30 minutes.
  • Eggs contain 11 different vitamins and minerals.
  • The world record for eating hard-boiled eggs is 65 in 6min 40sec, by Sonya Thomas in 2003. She would have eaten more but they ran out of eggs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Research supports the inclusion of around 6 eggs a week as part of a healthy diet.
  • Freshly laid egg is 105 degrees Fahrenheit warm.
  • It is suggested that eating eggs may help treat acne, as they lower the glycaemic load of the diet.
  • There are about 480 commercial egg producers in Australia.

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