4 surprising facts about eggs

by Jessie K on April 25, 2014

IMG_5249 copyEggs. By far the world’s most perfect food. As every chef knows, the whites lift, the yolks bind — where would foodies be without the humble egg? I must eat about 15 of them a week in a variety of forms — and why not? They’re so versatile! — but lately, mostly fried with a little butter, olive oil, salt and pepper on toast. Perfection! As the owner of 20-something pasture raised laying hens, I consider myself something of an expert on this most excellent of food sources. That is, until I read acclaimed “chicken whisperer” Pat Foreman’s great book, City Chicks (a must read for urban flock owners) and heard one of her lectures about the nutritional component of the egg. “People need to know more about eggs,” she says. “They are the most easily digested, highly nutritious forms of protein on the planet. And the egg protein from family flocks or local family farms don’t have to travel 1,200 miles through a feed lot to arrive at your table.” Click here for 4 surprising facts about the world’s most complete food.

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Janelle April 25, 2014 at 11:19 pm

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We get about 3 doz eggs/day and our family eats 1-2 each every morning. (The rest, we sell to the local market, which sells them for $7/dozen!) I just don’t feel right without my morning egg; the day doesn’t proceed well without that perfect protein!
Enjoy your eggs!

Frédérique April 26, 2014 at 9:35 am

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“Europeans never refrigerate their eggs”: yes and no. Here in France, we indeed find eggs in the unrefrigerated aisle of the supermarket, but once I’ve bought them I keep them in the fridge, as almost everybody else does.

Jessie K April 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

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Thanks for pointing that out, Frederique!

Wendy April 27, 2014 at 10:54 am

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Steaming your eggs for 20 minutes and then putting them in ice water works wonderfully too for hard boiled fresh eggs. The shell comes right off.

Patty April 28, 2014 at 5:25 pm

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I had no idea eggs were that interesting. Thanks for the info!

Kelly May 1, 2014 at 9:05 pm

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Wanted to read more, what’s up with Babble?

Jessie K May 5, 2014 at 10:34 am

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Sorry! They’ve been having major issues with that site lately! No sure what the heck is up.

Kelly May 8, 2014 at 12:33 pm

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Weird – they are still down. I don’t think it’s a good thing :(

Jessie K May 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

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Yeah, they’re having serious problems over there!

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