The celebration of World Egg Day started in 1996 and has generally been accepted by people of different races and culture. Egg, according to medical research is said to be one of the most nutritious foods in existence. It is affordable and readily available for consumption. Research shows that after breast milk, egg is the only food that contains a large number of almost all essential nutrients the body needs for a proper functioning.
Among the various culinary needs for eggs, they have also been affiliated with religious festivals such as Easter, which is often represented with the ‘Easter egg’, probably because of its rich composition. Every part of an egg has its unique usefulness.
The egg white is rich with nutrients like Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin D, B6, B12, zinc, iron, copper and less cholesterol than the yolk. It contains more than half of the portion of protein of the total egg.
The yolk, on the other hand, contains a good amount of Vitamin A, D, E and K, lecithin, cholesterol and fat-soluble. Eggs also come in different variants like quail eggs, guinea fowl eggs, goose eggs and ducks but the most consumed type still remains chicken eggs.
World Egg Day celebration is scheduled for the second Friday of the month and has been celebrated in various ways. The essence of this celebration is to sensitize people on the importance of egg to the general well being of the human body.
The essential health benefits of an egg can be summarized in these points:
- A large boiled egg contains Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin B5, B12, B2, and Phosphorus and is high in Selenium.
- Eggs have been linked to the raise in HDL (High Density Lipoprotein), which has been linked to the reduced risk of many diseases such as heart diseases and stroke
- Egg is a good source of Choline, which is essential for the proper functioning of the brain.
- Research shows that the egg yolk contains large amounts of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are powerful antioxidants that are said to reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
- Eggs are regarded as a complete source of protein as they contain all eight essential amino acids, which are to be produced from our diet as the body doesn’t produce them on its own.
More importantly some eggs contain a good amount of Omega 3 fatty acids, depending on what the chickens have been eating. Chickens that eat feeds that are fortified with Omega-3 acids would produce eggs that are high in Omega-3 acids.
Poultry farmers who are interested in the quality of eggs their poultry birds produce are advised to go for quality feeds that are fortified with essential nutrients with which the chicken will produce nutritious eggs.
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