Last Friday the World Celebrated Eggs
World Egg Day was declared as the second Friday in October during an International Egg Commission conference in Vienna, in 1996. According to the International Egg Commission website, the date is meant to be a “unique opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and is celebrated in countries all around the world.
At Safest Choice we love an opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs. A widely available food that is relatively inexpensive, contains 12 percent of the recommended daily value of protein, is packed with nutrients, vitamins and is low calories deserves a day of celebration! Eggs are also extremely versatile making them a perfect ingredient for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack or dessert. This ensures that an egg recipe can be found to fit anyone’s taste.
Finding a recipe to incorporate eggs into your diet is a good idea, since research continues to discover how important the nutrients contained in eggs are. Lutein and zeaxanthin can significantly lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness affecting people over the age of 65. Choline is required for normal formation of brain tissue and memory and plays a role in preventing heart disease.
On Friday and over the weekend we found some great blogs covering the timely topic of eggs. The recipes shared below showcase how versatile eggs are and also how they can be part of a healthy, well-balanced meal.
- The Nibble shared our pasteurized in the shell eggs as Friday’s “Tip of the Day” blog.
- On Friday YumSugar gave readers “A Dozen Ways to Branch Out When Cooking Eggs.”
- Also on Friday, The Proud Italian Cook, shared three different egg recipes, including a vegetable version of egg-in-a-hole.
- On Sunday, Running Leaner and Greener, shared a simple and nutritious broccoli and cheddar egg cup recipe.
- Also on Sunday, The Lunchbox Tree, blogged a savory breakfast bread pudding recipe we can’t wait to try.
World Egg Day is a food holiday observed annually so in 2011 the celebration will fall on October 14.