Egg consumption is on the rise

Published on Sept. 3, 2021

Egg consumption is on the rise

It is no surprise that eggs have regained their positive image. Eggs provide an exceptional protein source as well as fatty acids and a large range of vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds that could potentially improve birth outcomes, child nutrition, and brain development. Relative to single nutrient supplements, eggs deliver nutrients and other hormone or immune factors in compounds that may be more readily absorbed and metabolized. The bioavailability and density of their nutrients means eggs have the capacity to directly improve human health outcomes around the world.

The latest data shows that egg consumption has increased in countries like the Netherlands, and Germany increasing. In the Netherlands egg consumption went up from on average 201 eggs in 2017, to 205 or even more in 2020. This increase of 5 eggs per capita doesn’t seem a lot but imagine a population of more than 17 million people, times 5 eggs: you can bake a pretty big pancake with that amount! In Germany, they like their eggs even more, as the average German consumed 239 eggs in 2020, up by 4 eggs compared to 2019. The lockdowns caused by COVID-19 seem to have caused a true baking hype in Western Europe!

Fond of baking, try out this yummy recipee of Lemon Pavlova


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