National Egg Day:
National Egg Day is celebrated on every 3rd of June to appreciate the health benefits of Egg and to promote consumption.
|2022||3rd June||Friday||United States|
|2023||3rd June||Saturday||United States|
|2024||3rd June||Monday||United States|
Why National Egg Day?
Eggs have all the nutrition elements within it that can be very much essential for both body and brain development. It is a good source of protein, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc that makes our immunity system stronger.
Considering the abundance of health benefits, the day urges everyone to have egg as a part of meal. The physical camps have been held in numerous places to encourage the people to eat eggs and equally boost their confidence level to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
How can we observe National Egg Day?
Eat daily one Egg! Egg is must especially for children as it contains several minerals and vitamins. Take a photograph and share your morning breakfast meal with a boiled egg.
Explore more about the health benefits of Egg:
Some of them are,
- Egg has Significant amount of protein and choline, an essential nutrient for humans.
- A normal size egg provides 70 calories and 6 grams of Proteins.
- Egg contributes several vitamins and minerals especially vitamin A ,riboflavin pantothenic acid ,vitamin B12, choline , phosphorus , zinc and vitamin D though cooking techniques would substantially affects the nutritional value.
- The lutenin content in eggs prevents cataracts and muscle degeneration.
Share about health benefits using the hashtags #NationalEggDay and #EggDay on social media.
Participate in Campaign: Various NGOs organize awareness program that address about the benefits of Egg in your daily meal. Visit those events and if you know more about it, then participate and mark your contribution. Don’t forget to share it on social media.
Interesting facts about National Egg Day:
Let’s see some of the unknown facts about Egg,
- An egg shell can have thousands of pores invisible to naked eye. These pores allow air to move inside, which makes them to reek at some point.
- An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs per year.
- The largest egg is Kiwi’s and the smaller are quail eggs.
- The size of egg depends on the age of hen. The older the hen, the larger its eggs. The largest egg by a hen measured 9.1 inches in diameter which was found in UK.
- Iowa is the first state in US with 14.8 billion Egg being produced every year followed by Ohio with 7.9 billion.
- It takes around 26 hours for a hen to produce Egg. You can see several advertisements as “hormone- free eggs”, but naturally All Eggs are hormone-free.
- Brown eggs are more expensive
- Duck eggs are the best for baking.
- A raw egg and a hard cooked one can be differentiated by spinning, hard one spin easily whereas raw egg wobbles.
- Salt can be used for easy clean up in case egg is dropped accidently.
- Contrary to the myth, the yolk and the whites have the same amount of protein.
- Blue and Green eggs are claimed to be infected with virus resulting in genetic mutation.
- Egg yolk color indicates nutritional differences while the Egg shell color does not.
- All Eggs are started out to form in white color despite its maturity.
- Eggs does not increase cholesterol. A recent clinical study shows that it has only minor impact in blood level. But anything when consumed without limit, could lead to severe health deterioration. Though no clinical evidence found, consumption of more eggs is closely related to cholesterol, fat, Diabetes II, Cancer, hypertension, allergy and cardiovascular problems.
- Salmonella, a bacterial disease that affects the intestinal track is found in egg shell. So, once bought, eggs need to be washed and refrigerated to deplete bacteria.
- The egg carton was invented by Joseph Coyle in In British Columbia, a farmer and hotel owner refused to pay for broken eggs and the dispute between them led to the invention of egg cartons for carrying and transporting eggs.
- The most commonly used eggs are those from the chicken, duck, and goose
- The largest producers were China followed by United States and India.
- Double-yolk eggs, Yolkless eggs, Double-shelled eggs, thin-shelled eggs are considered as abnormalities.
- Egg Drop Syndrome is a disease that affected birds resulting in thin-shelled or shell-less eggs, not edible.
- Every American on average have at least 290 eggs per year.
History of National Egg Day:
We don’t find any details about the official declaration of this day. Hence this day is celebrated as an unofficial holiday. About the chicken, it was reported to be domesticated since 7500 BCE in Southeast Asia and Indian Subcontinent. Later, it is brought to Egypt and Greece then spread to other countries. As of 2019, United States is a primary producer and consumer of Eggs.