12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about

Eggs are a delicious way to get a battery of B-vitamins, nutrients and protein. And though there is some controversy over their effect on heart health, most experts agree that a diet that includes eggs is a healthy one.

One study even found that a breakfast of eggs, when compared to cereal or no breakfast at all, helped people reduce cravings for sugary and fatty foods later in the day.

But given how ubiquitous this food truly is, it’s surprising how much we don’t know. So we’ve compiled a list of some little known facts about chicken eggs.

12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 1.    Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy.
12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 2.    Yolk color depends on the diet of the hen.
12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 3.    An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year.
12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 4.    To tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked, spin it! If the egg spins easily, it is hard-cooked but if it wobbles, it is raw.
12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 5.    Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 6.    To produce one egg takes hen 24-26hours.
12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 7.    Egg yolks are one of the few foods that are a natural good source of Vitamin D
12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 8.    A large egg contains only 70 calories and 5 grams of fat.
12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 9.    As a hen grows older she produces larger eggs.
12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 10. If an egg is accidentally dropped on the floor, sprinkle it heavily with salt for easy clean up.
12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 11. Egg protein has just the right mix of essential amino acids needed by humans to build tissues. It is second only to mother’s milk for human nutrition.
12 Poultry Eggs Fascinating Facts you must know about 12. The fastest omelette maker in the world made 427 two-egg omelettes in 30 munites.

American Egg Board’s Howard Helmwer, is the Omelette King, he holds the Guiness World Records for Omelette making.

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Egg Yolks Help Brain Development


Egg yolks are one of the richest dietary sources of the B-complex vitamin choline, which is associated with better neurological function and reduced inflammation.

Additionally, there’s evidence that dietary choline helps with fetal brain development when pregnant women eat it.

A dit rich in choline is also associated with, well, happiness. As Drew Ramsey, a psychiatrist who specializes in diet told HuffPost Healthy Living earlier this year, choline breaks down into bethane, which is used during the methylation cycle, which in turn helps produce “happiness” hormones (and neurotransmitters) like serotonin, dopamine and norephinephrine.

Eggs Are a Perfect Protein


Eggs are the “gold standard” when it comes to protein quality. That’s because all of the protein found in an egg can be absorbed and used by the body, Cynthia Sass, R.D., told Healthy Living in March.

The Age of the Chicken Matters

When it comes to some measures of quality, the chicken comes before the egg.

A study in Poultry Science (where else?) found that young chickens, age 28 weeks, and old chickens, 97 weeks, were more likely to produce eggs with low solids contents than were middle-aged chickens.

“It may be more beneficial for egg producers and processors to use young and old birds for table egg production and birds of intermediate age for liquid egg production,” wrote the researchers.

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What Egg Yolk Color Really Means

The deep yellow or pale hue of your egg yolk doesn’t measure healthfulness directly, according to the American Egg Association. Instead, it’s indicative of a chicken’s feed.

Chickens that are fed grains and grasses full of carotenoids (like lutein and zeaxanthin) have more vibrantly yellow yolks, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to a more nutritious yolk.

It could measure chicken health, however: As Dr. Hilary Shallo Thesmar of the Egg Nutrition Center told Chow, free range chickens have access to a greater diversity of foods, which in turn makes them more likely to have deeper yellow yolks.

Cloudy vs. Clear Egg Yolk

What makes for a cloudy or clear egg white? It’s the age of the egg. Older eggs have clear whites, while fresh eggs can have a milky, opaque look.

Brown vs. White Eggs: There’s No Difference

Shell color relates to the breed of chicken-it has nothing to do with the healthfulness of the egg or the health of the chicken who laid it.

Eggs Are Good for Three Months

Eggs are typically packed within a week of laying, though USDA regulations allow them to be up to 30 days from the coop.

The sell-by date has to be within a month of the pack date, making the total shelf-life of eggs about two months.

But, according to the USDA, eggs may still be good from three to five weeks after the sell-by date passes, reports Yahoo.

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