October 13th is World Egg Day!

October 13th is World Egg Day!
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Friday, October 13th is World Egg Day, so let’s #PutAnEggOnIt

Why Celebrate Eggs?

Since 1996, World Egg Day has recognized the versatility, nutritional value, accessibility, and affordability of eggs! Considered one of the oldest foods known to man, there are so many reasons to celebrate the incredible, edible egg!
 

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Eggs Are a Great Source of Nutrients

Not only does a single large egg contain six grams of high-quality protein, but it is also chock-full of amino acids, unique antioxidants, and other vitamins and minerals that are essential to our health. Often called “nature’s multivitamin,” eggs are also rich in nutrients, like betaine and choline, that promote heart health.

 

The Egg Industry Plays a Vital Role in Our Economy

Did you know that the egg industry ranks 7th in North Carolina’s commodity receipts? This makes egg production an essential segment of agriculture and our economy in North Carolina. Our egg farmers are located all over the state, from Hyde County to Cherokee County, and their farms collectively produce nearly 7 ½ million eggs per day!  Meet some of our egg farmers here.

 

Eggs Are Versatile

Eggs are a staple ingredient in many recipes! They can be scrambled, whipped, basted, baked, poached, boiled, and fried. Because of this versatility, as well as the affordability and accessibility of eggs, nearly every culture across the globe consumes this humble food staple.

Check out some of our favorite worldly recipes!

Indian-Style Scrambled Eggs
Soba Noodle and Bok Choy Soup with Poached Eggs
Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs
German Houby Eggs

 

Whether you are eating breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a mid-day snack, any time is the right time to enjoy an egg! Hungry for more recipes? Check out our featured recipes page!

 

For more incredible egg facts and ways you can celebrate World Egg Day, follow us on Facebook at North Carolina Egg Association.

 

Happy World Egg Day!