Eggs, the little ovoid shaped food everyone loves. Everyone loves them, right? I’ve never met anybody that didn’t. Eaten by all peoples of the World in an astounding number of variations. Today I’d like to honor them in this special post with facts and recipe ideas. Enjoy and I hope you pick up a new fact or way to enjoy eggs.
1. Eggs are honored with a special holiday called World Egg Day, it is celebrated every year on the second Friday in October.
2. It isn’t only chickens that lay edible eggs. Quails, ostriches, duck, geese, pheasant and emu also lay edible eggs.
3. They come in different colors, and it depends on the breed of chicken. They come in brown, white, green, blue
4. The yolk colour depends on the hen’s diet, and they (yolks) are one of the only foods that are a natural source of Vitamin D.
5. Eggs are a high source of protein. Some even believe that they have better quality protein than the one found in meat, according to Cath Macdonald.*
6. A fresh egg sinks in water while stale eggs float. That’s because pockets in the shell become larger as it ages and its yolk shrinks. But all eggs float in salt water.*
7. Yes, it is safe to store eggs at room temperature. But if you want to extend their shelf life its best to refrigerate them. Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.*
8. The Oxford Companion to Food recommends using less-fresh eggs for hard-boiling because the whites of fresh eggs stick to the shell, making them harder to peel.
9. Apparently eggshells are not only useful as photography models, there are tons of uses for them. Read this article.
10. Humpty Dumpty was/is an egg.
11. Speaking of fallen/broken eggs, if you drop one first sprinkle table salt over the mess before attempting to clean up. It will be much easier to clean up. I’ve done it and it really works.
12. What came first the chicken or the egg? Is a dilema that has confused humans for a very long time.
13. Rabbits do not lay eggs. So why the heck are rabbits and eggs Easter symbols? (Is this a fact or question)
14. French brides crack an egg on the threshold of their new homes for good luck in marriage and producing healthy babies.
15. Fabergé eggs are not made with real eggs.
16. Egging is when people throw eggs at houses, cars, or other people. It is not something I have ever participated in — it’s a waste of yummy eggs that I’d rather eat.
17. Egg whites can be used as an adhesive.
18. Once on the radio I heard a woman tell a story about her pet chicken, it was called Dinner.
19. Eggplants do not produce eggs nor do they taste like eggs.
20. Century eggs are not actually 100 years old — can you imagine the smell if they were?
21. Some people claim that eggs make them pass gas. I wonder if hens experience the same breezes from down below.
22. When I eat a chocolate Easter egg I feel ripped off by the hollow center.
23. Fact: Cockatiels also lay eggs. Mine hasn’t laid yet. Question: should I be concerned?
24. I do love eggs, I love them from my head down to my legs.
And now for 12 ways to cook eggs.
7. Egg Custard
8. Eggnog (Save this recipe for the coming holidays.)
Thanks for stopping by, Happy World Egg to you!