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World Egg Day

It's World Egg Day! Crack open a special treat and enjoy the deliciousness of eggs in all their many forms.
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It's time to break out the eggs and celebrate World Egg Day on the second Friday in October! This special day was created to recognize the incredible benefits of eggs, both as a delicious food and an important source of nutrition. Eggs have been around since ancient times and have been enjoyed by cultures around the world. From omelets to quiches, there are so many ways to make this versatile ingredient into a scrumptious meal that can be shared with loved ones or enjoyed alone. So let's get cracking and celebrate World Egg Day!

History of World Egg Day

World Egg Day Dates

World Egg Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1400s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Eggs in Culinary Practice</div><div class='timeline-text'>From the 1400s, eggs became a fundamental ingredient in European culinary practices, being used in a variety of dishes like omelettes and quiches.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1856</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Egg Incubator Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 1856, the first artificial egg incubator was invented, greatly boosting poultry farming and the availability of eggs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1911</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Egg Research and Promotion</div><div class='timeline-text'>The American Egg Board was established in 1911 to contribute to egg research, marketing, and promotion.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Production Advances</div><div class='timeline-text'>By 1960, major advancements in egg production methods brought about plentiful supplies and lower prices, making eggs affordable for most consumers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of World Egg Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The International Egg Commission founded World Egg Day in 1996, intending to raise awareness about the benefits of eggs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growing Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Egg Day continues to grow in popularity, with countries around the globe celebrating the nutritional value and versatility of eggs.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Egg Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat an egg dish</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>This is the most obvious way to celebrate World Egg Day, but it's also the most delicious. So make yourself some scrambled eggs, a frittata, or your favorite egg dish and enjoy!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake something with eggs</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Eggs are a key ingredient in baking. Try baking some cupcakes, a cake or even an omelette for World Egg Day. You can even get creative and try a new recipe!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an egg-themed brunch</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends and family over for a special brunch that is all about eggs. Serve up different types of omelettes, quiches, egg salads, and more!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn about eggs</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to learn about the amazing health benefits of eggs and how they are produced. There are so many interesting facts about eggs that you can discover on World Egg Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create an egg art piece</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and create an egg art piece! Use real, hard boiled eggs or create your own masterpiece using paper mache or other materials. You can even make an egg mosaic or a 3D sculpture.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Egg Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Eggs are a nutritious food</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Eggs are an extremely versatile and nutritionally dense food. They contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids our bodies need for proper functioning. Plus, eggs are high in protein, low in calories and free of trans fat or cholesterol - making them the perfect way to get your daily dose of nutrients!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Eggs can be prepared in so many ways</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From omelets to frittatas, scrambled eggs to poached, there are endless ways to prepare eggs that are always delicious. You can add different toppings, mix them with other ingredients or just enjoy a simple sunny side up egg - either way you're getting a great source of nutrition!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Eggs are budget friendly</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Eggs are definitely one of the most affordable sources of protein - especially when you buy them direct from local farmers. Not only are they cheaper than meat, but they often come in large packages which make them more economical as well. So why not stock up on some eggs and enjoy nutritious meals on the cheap?</p></div></div>

5 Egg-ceptional Facts for World Egg Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Eggs can last for weeks after their 'Sell By' date</h3><p class='facts-content'>Properly stored eggs can last 3-5 weeks beyond the 'sell by' date stamped on their carton, ensuring you always have a nutritious ingredient on hand.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Different colored eggs have the equal nutritional value</h3><p class='facts-content'>Whether white, brown, or blue-green, shell color does not impact the egg's nutritive value, flavor, or quality.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Egg yolk color is determined by hen’s diet</h3><p class='facts-content'>The color of an egg yolk can vary from light yellow to deep orange based on the different type of feed a hen consumes. However, this does not significantly change its nutritional content.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Eggs are an excellent source of choline</h3><p class='facts-content'>Choline is an essential nutrient that most people don't get enough of. It's significant for brain and liver health, and eggs are one of the best sources of choline in our diet.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World Record for largest omelette made was achieved with 145,000 eggs</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2018, in Mauritius, a giant omelette weighing 6.466 tonnes was made by the Ministry of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, who used 145,000 eggs for the record-breaking dish.</p></div></div>

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