Amazing Facts About Eggs

One of the tastiest and healthiest foods in nature are eggs. Do you realize that one little egg has all the vitamins, minerals, high-quality protein, healthful fats, and several additional, less well-known nutrients? Eggs not only give us the energy we need for daily activities, but they also keep our minds functioning. Here are some egg facts to get you excited about the eggs.

1 - Keeping eggs upside-down extends their shelf life.


Did you realize that flipping your eggs upside down will extend their shelf life before storing them in the refrigerator? Although it may appear like an urban legend, it is actually factual. The aging process is slowed down by placing the pointed end down in the carton, which keeps air pockets from coming into contact with the yolk. Really bizarre, huh?

2 - Why are chicken eggs consumed rather than other bird eggs?


Simply put, chickens lay more eggs, making them simple and easy to mass produce and distribute to individuals all over the world. They also need less nesting space than other bird species and lack strong maternal instincts, helping to make egg collection easier.

3 - At first, every chicken egg is white.

White Eggs

Eggs are available in a variety of colors, ranging from speckled brown and creamy white to blush pink and pastel blue. With so many colors available, it may surprise you to hear that only three pigments determine the final color of a chicken's egg. Despite the fact that different chicken breeds have varying levels of pigmentation, resulting in different-colored eggs, every egg starts its journey white. Pigmentation occurs later.

4 - Old eggs float while young eggs sink.


To put it succinctly, new eggs sink while old eggs float. Why? due to the air bubbles found in eggs. The egg's age increases with the amount of air infiltration. An egg becomes more buoyant the more air it contains. In a water-filled jar, newly laid eggs will sink to the bottom whereas eggs older than three months will float on top.

5 - White eggs are the most widely used kind of egg.


To be more exact, commercial egg producers favor these eggs more since the hens that lay them are lighter than those that lay brown eggs. These hens produce the same amount of eggs while using less food and space.

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These synthetic eggs are produced in China to resemble real eggs. It has a fake shell and consists of a resin, coagulant, and starch mixture. One person is said to be able to produce 1500 fake eggs every day.

7 - As chickens get older, their eggs get lighter in color.


With a chicken that produces white eggs, you most likely wouldn't notice this. However, a lot of people who have brown egg-laying chickens have noted that as the hens get older, the color of the eggs changes. In addition to having reduced saturation, especially on the tapering edge of the egg, some birds will lay eggs that are lighter in color when under unusually high levels of stress.

8 - The colors of eggshells do not represent nutritional value.


Although it may be fashionable to buy and eat a variety of coloured eggs nowadays, did you realize that there was a time when people thought white eggs were healthier than brown (or blue, or pink) eggs? They had a better appearance, which helped them establish a reputation as the best eggs. It's important to remember that, despite the debunking of this myth, the color of an eggshell has no bearing on the nutritional value of what's inside.

9 - You must store washed eggs in the fridge.

Brown Eggs

Whenever a hen lays an egg, the egg emerges with a practically undetectable layer known as a bloom. This bloom aids in preventing air infiltration and bacterial growth that could cause the egg to age too quickly. Fresh eggs, freshly from the chicken, are frequently arranged in dishes or baskets in the kitchen because of this. Conversely, eggs from grocery stores have already been washed, removing the bloom, and need refrigeration to stay fresh.

10 - The hue of the egg yolk does represent nutritional value.

Eggs and Yolk

The nutritional content of the egg, however, is greatly influenced by the color of the egg yolk. Egg yolks that are darker, more saturated, and richer in color are typically indicative of pasture-raised hens or birds whose main sources of nutrition were foraged grasses and insects. The yolks usually appear more bright since that type of diet tends to imply carotenoids.

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