Tuesday, June 03, 2014

National Egg Day, In the News, and Enjoy

National Egg Day - Today is National Egg Day!

Eggs are said to have been consumed since the beginning of human life on the earth. The earliest documentation we have of female birds being domesticated to produce unfertilized eggs is in 3200 BC in India. There are also accounts of the ancient Chinese, British, German, and Romans domesticating birds to produce eggs for human consumption.

Food historians believe that the ancient Romans and Egyptians were the first to use eggs as a binding and thickening ingredient in their recipes.

A variety of different types of bird eggs are eaten around the world. The most common is obviously chicken eggs and the second most common are ostrich eggs.

One medium egg has 63 calories and 4 grams of fat. At 6 grams per serving of protein they are a great protein source. Eggs are however high in Cholesterol with 186 mg per serving which is about 60% of the average person suggested cholesterol intake per day.

In the News - They walk among us!

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  • Woman Hospitalized After Being Attacked by Bird While Washing Car

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!