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Cook With Eggs: Nutrition, Tips & Silly Food Facts


Silly Food Fact

Did you know it takes a hen only 30 minutes to lay an egg from the point of ovulation? Also, the difference between a brown and white egg, isn’t related to quality, it comes from the color of the hen.

More interesting egg facts

Why Our Bodies Love Them

Eggs are one of the richest food sources of choline, a nutrient that is critical to brain function.  Eggs also are an excellent source of protein, folate, B12, selenium and riboflavin.  At only 75 calories an egg, they are an excellent low-calorie, high nutrient food.

Care and Picking

Pick eggs carefully, by selecting ones with no cracks or thin areas and then store them in your refrigerator to lengthen its lifespan.  Also, eggs can absorb smells.  So, when storing them in the refrigerator, try to keep them away from foods with strong odors like onions.

Tips and Warnings

Truly fresh eggs can keep in the refrigerator for up to two months.  If you purchase them from the store, follow the expiration date on the carton.  If you get them from a farm, ask the seller about an expire date.  If all fails, lay your egg in a pot of cold water.  The eggs that float are typically old or expired. The ones that sink are fresh and good to eat.

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