Published on Oct. 8, 2020
Happy world Egg Day!
For centuries, eggs have played a major role in feeding families around the globe. They are an unbeatable package when it comes to versatility and top-quality protein at a very affordable price. And they are also an excellent source of choline, essential in memory and brain development. When you factor in convenience and terrific taste, there is just no competition.
Eggs have been recognised as a protein powerhouse for many years as they contain the highest quality protein naturally available. However, the benefits of eating eggs are far more wide-ranging than protein alone, with eggs offering a healthy and sustainable source of essential nutrients needed for all stages of life. Containing the majority of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants required by the human body, eggs are often referred to as natures ‘vitamin pill’, and for good reason. Eggs contain 14 essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B and E, as well as folate, iron and zinc.
However, it is not just the substantial health benefits that make eggs a great food choice to support healthy diets, eggs have notable sustainability credentials too making them a great choice to feed the growing global population. Eggs are considered a low environmental impact protein source owing to new efficiencies and ongoing commitments made both on-farm and in the egg supply chain. They require very little water use, and the overall footprint of the egg has significantly reduced over the last 50 years.
Overall, the egg offers a host of unique benefits in our diets and plays a valuable role in supporting the growing global population. Help to honor the multitude of benefits eggs provide by celebrating World Egg Day together with us today! In this egg themed Newsletter, we will inform you on the latest developments in the field of breeding for improved egg quality, and we have listed 8 amazing egg facts for you. Enjoy reading and have an “Eggcellent” World Egg Day celebration!