Let’s Talk Eggs

Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins, except Vitamin C.  But egg yolks are one of few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.  There are about 70 calories in an uncooked egg and 77 calories in a cooked egg.  Now Let’s talk colour.  Lots of speculation as far as how chickens produce the colour.

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“Tro V. Bui, a visiting fellow in animal science at Cornell University told The New York Times that shell color comes down to genes. “White-feathered chickens with white earlobes lay white eggs; red or brown ones with red earlobes lay brown eggs,”

“According to Michigan State University Extension, egg color is determined by the genetics of the hens. The breed of the hen will indicate what color eggs she will produce. For example, Leghorn chickens lay white eggs while Orpington’s lay brown eggs and Ameraucana produce blue eggs.”

Now is one colour better for you than the other?  The simple answer is no.  Brown eggs might have a little more omega-3 fatty acids, but the difference is so small, it’s basically negligible.

Eggs taste the same too, no matter what colour the shell is.  Which is good as well.  However, I believe fresh farm eggs taste better than store bought.  But studies show that in blind tests, that flavor isn’t detectable as a difference between such.  But I still state that my opinion is that fresh farm eggs taste much better.

Now in my research, China produces almost 500 billion eggs per year. The top five egg producing countries are China, the United States, India, Mexico, and Japan, in that order. The next five are Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Ukraine, and Turkey.  Interesting fun facts.

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