Educating children about the benefits of eggs
Have you ever stopped to wonder about the journey of the egg, from farm to table?
Our farmers work hard every single day to ensure fresh, local and high-quality eggs are always available for you to enjoy!
In this special video, you will get a taste of what it really takes to feed millions of families every year. Discover how our team members work together to safely collect, grade, inspect, package and transport millions of eggs from our farms to stores in your community each day
Some egg-tastic facts
Did you know…
- The older a hen gets, the bigger its eggs get.
- Biggest hen egg ever laid was a five yolked egg measuring 31cm long and 22.8cm around and weighing nearly 340g (12oz).
- There is no difference between white and brown eggs. The difference is all about the chicken. White eggs are laid by chickens with white feathers, while brown eggs are laid by brown feathered chickens.
- Every year in the UK, we consume over 13 billion eggs, that’s an average of 197 eggs each!
Eggs are a great part of a healthy, balanced diet and taste amazing in all their forms. They also have eggs-ellent health benefits to help fuel busy and active lives.
Eggs are a natural source of goodness and are often referred to as natures ‘vitamin pill’, and for good reason. Eggs provide nearly all the essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants we need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eggs contain 14 essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B and E, as well as folate, iron and zinc and one of the highest amounts of choline in any natural food source, a critical nutrient for neurocognitive development and health throughout life. This has resulted in eggs being recognised as an important food group, particularly for pregnant women all over the world. Eggs are also one of the only foods that naturally has vitamin D, which is critical for the immune system and building strong bones and teeth.
As well as being one of the most nutrient dense natural foods available on the planet, the high-quality protein in eggs makes them a protein powerhouse to help refuel muscles and optimise recovery after a workout and all this for only 70 calories for a large egg! Eggs are also one of the least expensive sources of high-quality protein available. Eating protein-based foods, such as eggs, helps boost feelings of fullness. Research shows eating eggs for breakfast can help dieters lose more weight, feel more energetic and eat fewer calories at lunch.
However, the benefits of eating eggs are far more wide-ranging than protein alone, with eggs offering a healthy and sustainable source of essential nutrients the body needs for good health in all ages.