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PIP'S TIP'S - Fun Facts About Eggs

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  1. Eggs are good for your eyes. They contain lutein which prevents cataracts and muscle degeneration.
  2. An eggshell can have as many as 17,000 pores.
  3. Egg shell and yolk colour can vary; this all comes down to what the ladies eat
  4. Breed determines eggshell colour. Brown ladies – brown eggs, white ladies – white eggs.
  5. Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.
  6. Brown eggs are more expensive because the hens that lay them are larger and require more feed.
  7. Duck eggs are higher in fat and can be better for baking.
  8. Eggs are rich in choline which promotes normal cell activity.
  9. To tell the difference between a raw egg and a hard cooked one, spin it. Hard cooked eggs spin easily, raw eggs wobble.
  10. If you drop an egg on the floor, sprinkle it heavily with salt for easy clean up.
  11. An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs per year.
  12. It takes a chicken 24 to 26 hours to produce an egg.
  13. As hens age, their eggs become larger.
  14. The fastest omelette maker in the world made 427 two-egg omelettes in 30 minutes.
  15. A hen turns her egg nearly 50 times a day to keep the yolk from sticking to the side.
  16. Kiwis lay the largest eggs in relation to their body size of any species of bird.
  17. The word “yolk” derives from an Old English word for “yellow”. Therefore, it is egg white and egg yellow.
  18. Harriet, a hen from the United Kingdom, laid the world’s largest egg in 2010. Her astonishing egg measured 9.1 inches in diameter.
  19. There are several reasons why commonly we eat chicken eggs instead of duck or turkey eggs. Chickens lay more eggs, they need less nesting space, and they don’t have the strong mothering instincts of turkeys and ducks, which makes egg collection easier – ie Ducks and Turkeys are larger and nastier when you try to take their eggs away!