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A dozen Egg Facts

  1. Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy.
  2. 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.
  3. The color of an egg yolk is determined by a hen’s diet. Like shell color, it has nothing to do with an egg’s nutritional value. If you crack open your egg to discover a dark yellow yolk, the hen was probably fed green vegetables. A medium-yellow yolk would indicate a diet of corn and alfalfa while a light-yellow yolk could be the result of eating wheat and barley.
  4. A large egg contains only 70 calories and 5 grams of fat.
  5. Eggs contain 11 different vitamins and minerals.
  6. Egg yolks are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D.
  7. Egg protein has just the right mix of essential amino acids needed by humans to build tissues.
  8. To produce one egg, it takes a hen 24-26 hours.
  9. Golden Irish EggsEggs are about 40.5 degrees Celsius when laid. As they cool, the liquid inside contracts, and an air cell forms between these two layers at the large end of the egg
  10. Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator, which is why your eggs should be kept in the fridge
  11. Half an hour after laying, then hen will start the egg production process all over again
  12. The chicken is in fact the closest living relative to the T-Rex