Eggcellent! World Egg Day
Every second Friday in October is World Egg Day.
Eggs are rich in calcium, sodium, iodine, selenium, choline and vitamins A, B, D & E and an excellent source of protein. A single egg contains 14 essential nutrients and high density level (HDL) or ‘good’ cholesterol and research shows that people with higher levels of HDL generally have reduced risks of heart disease. The yolks also contain powerful antioxidants that can counteract some degenerative processes affecting eye health.
Eggs are an important part of cuisines around the world. Every culture has its own recipes for egg dishes.
World Egg Day was established in Vienna in 1996 to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and their importance in human nutrition. Today the event is celebrated right across the globe, as countries continue to promote the importance of eggs.