World Egg Day
The second Friday of October is World Egg Day each year.
Eggs are popular all over the earth. People of many different cultures eat and enjoy eggs. There’s even an International Egg Commission (IEC) that holds meetings for egg industry people from around the world. The IEC members declared World Egg Day so all the egg farmers on the globe could tell cooks about eggs at the same time.
Although most people enjoy eggs, they’re sometimes served a little differently from country to country. For example, an omelet might be filled with ham and cheese in America. In France, though, an omelet might be filled with white asparagus and topped with Hollandaise sauce. A Spanish omelet is called a tortilla and often has potatoes inside. An Italian omelet is a frittata and all its filling ingredients are cooked right along with the eggs. Chinese egg foo yung patties are small, thick omelets filled with bean sprouts and other vegetables. In Japan, very thin omelets are cut into strips and tossed into soup – just like noodles. If you’ve never had any kind of omelet except an American one, World Egg Day might be a good time to try an omelet or a different egg dish from another land. Check a cookbook for ideas or see the recipe section here.
- The average laying hen lays 257 eggs a year.
EGGS ARE FOR CELEBRATING
2. Spring and Easter
4. National Egg Month
5. World Egg Day
6. Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve
When is National Egg Month? Observed the whole month of May!
The egg industry holds National Egg Month in May.
What is this holiday about?
This holiday is a reminder to everyone about the many benefits of the egg.
Did you know that more eggs are sold in America during the Easter season – usually in April than at any other time of the year? Then, sales go down, but the hens keep on laying eggs. After Easter, because the supply of eggs is normal but the demand for eggs is less, their price ordinarily goes down. Starting in May and running through the summer, eggs are usually an even better bargain than they are the rest of the year.
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Origin of this Holiday
Through the American Egg Board and other groups, the American egg industry celebrates National Egg Month in May to remind home cooks how good eggs are. Egg farmers want cooks to remember that eggs are nutritious to eat and simple to make in many different ways. . . plus eggs are es
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!
Definition of an Egg:
"An egg is a round or oval body laid by the female of any number of different species, consisting of an ovum surrounded by layers of membranes and an outer casing, which acts to nourish and protect a developing embryo and its nutrient reserves. Most edible eggs, including bird eggs and turtle eggs, consist of a protective, oval eggshell, the albumen (egg white), the vitellus (egg yolk), and various thin membranes. Every part is edible, although the eggshell is generally discarded. Nutritionally, eggs are considered a good source of
"Eggs add protein to one's diet, as well as various other nutrients."
"Chicken eggs are the most commonly eaten eggs. They supply all essential amino acids for humans, and provide several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. They are also an inexpensive single-food source of protein."
"All of the egg's vitamin A, D and E is in the egg yolk. The egg is one of the few foods which naturally contain Vitamin D. A large egg yolk contains approximately 60 Calories (250 kilojoules); the egg white contains about 15 Calories (60 kilojoules). A large yolk contains more than two-thirds of the recommended daily intake of 300 mg of cholesterol (although one study indicates that the human body may not absorb much cholesterol from eggs). The yolk makes up about 33% of the liquid weight of the egg. It contains all of the fat in the egg and slightly less than half of the protein and much of the nutrients. It also contains all of the choline, and one yolk contains approximately half of the recommended daily intake. Choline is an important nutrient for development of the brain, and is said to be important for pregnant and nursing women to ensure healthy fetal brain development."
"Recently, chicken eggs that are especially high in Omega 3 fatty acids have come on the market. These eggs are made by feeding laying hens a diet containing polyunsaturated fats and kelp meal. Nutrition information on the packaging is different for each of the brands."
French Toast: French toast originated as a way to use day-old or stale bread -French toast (often known as Eggy Bread, is a popular breakfast food in North America, Europe and Brazil. French toast is made with bread and eggs. Milk is commonly added. This dish is often topped with powdered sugar, butter, fruit, syrup, or other items. (French Toast Day) French Toast Variations include stuffed french toast -
"Bird eggs are a common food and one of the most versatile ingredients used in cooking. They are important in many branches of the modern food industry. The most commonly used bird eggs are those from the chicken. Duck and goose eggs, and smaller eggs such as quail eggs are occasionally used as a gourmet ingredient, as are the largest bird eggs, from ostriches."