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Did You Know?





1. Eggs for Energy. Eggs are one of the few foods considered to be a complete protein as they contain all 9 essential amino acids. Amino acids are considered the "building blocks for the body" as they help form protein.

2. Eggs are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D.

3. How do you tell the difference between a raw egg and a hard-cooked egg? Spin it. A hard-cooked egg spins longer because the liquid centre in the raw egg stops it from building up enough momentum to keep it turning.

4. A study by the Harvard School of Public Health found that there is no significant link between eating eggs and developing cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals. When it comes to cardiovascular disease, it's the saturated fats and trans fats found in pastries, snacks, processed foods and any foods containing hydrogenated oils that raise blood cholesterol levels.

5. One to two eggs provide one serving from the Meat and Alternatives group in Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating.

6. There are no nutritional differences between brown eggs and white eggs. Brown eggs are generally laid by brown-feathered hens and white eggs are laid by white-feathered hens.

7. A hen lays about one egg per day.

8. It takes 4 to 7 days for eggs to get from farm to table.

9. Research shows that eating a high protein breakfast that includes eggs can improve performance in school by increasing concentration levels.

10. Eggs are a source of DHA, the omega-3 fat related to healthy brain development. A child (1 to 8 years old) can get over 80 percent of the recommended daily amount of DHA by eating one omega-3 egg.

11. Eggs also contain Choline which stimulates brain development and improves concentration.

12. Babies can now eat the whole egg at 6 months.