Sep
19
2008

Egg Addict and Some Interesting Facts That Goes with Eggs

Do you like eggs? Me? I can munch up to 5 regular rice servings with just a single sunny-side-up-cooked egg! Yes, that’s how I like eggs. I am also fond of mixing eggs with different foods, like tuna flakes in oil sauteed with egg, sardines sauteed with egg, beef/meat loaf/luncheon meat dipped in eggs then fried a little bit overcooked, corned beef mixed with eggs, and other personal egg experiments. Have you tried any of these? You better do, mmmm…they taste really yummy…

Anyway, I found these little known but very interesting facts about eggs earlier today, so I thought I’ll share it with you…

  • Can’t remember if an egg is fresh or hard boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it’s raw. If it spins easily, it’s hard boiled.
  • A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.
  • Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins, except Vitamin C. But egg yolks are one of few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.
  • The colour of the egg shell is not related to quality, nutrients, flavour, or cooking characteristics. White shelled eggs are produced by hens with white feathers and white ear lobes. Brown shelled eggs are produced by hens with red feathers and red ear lobes. Bown egg layers usually are slightly larger and require more food, thus brown eggs usually cost more than white eggs.
  • China produces most eggs, at about 160 billion per year. In the US, about 260 million hens produce more than 65 billion eggs per year.
  • A hen can lay about 250 eggs per year.
  • An egg shell has as many as 17,000 pores over its surface.
  • There are 150 species of chicken.
  • Chicken are descendants of the red jungle fowl (gallus gallus spadiceus) that lives in Asia.
  • Chicken is one of the first domestic animals appearing in China around 1400 BC.

Did you find these facts interesting? Well, it’s indeed interesting, I say.

About the Author:

Praning5254 is an insomniac who started blogging since 2008. She is an educator and a Clinical Instructor offline, who has the passion for gadgets and other technology-related stuffs. Online, she maintains several blogs of various niches, which depicts her passion for technology, health, food, movies, books and other interesting stuffs.

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  • i am an egg whore. lol egg in our house is a must. besides getting a good nutrient. but my dad cant do without it. kaya eto nagtitinda din ako ng eggs sa lil shop ko. 😀

  • hehehe…very very true….mas masustabsiya pa kaysa noodles…hehehe

  • Pareho pala tayo! And one thing is that you can prepare these egg-somthing combinations and cook them faster than cooking noodles.

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