Interesting facts about eggs: are white eggs really different from brown eggs, and is cholesterol in eggs really dangerous?
1. Eggs are useful and nutritious
Chicken eggs contain an average of 80 kilocalories. In terms of calories, an egg is equivalent to one medium-sized apple, half a banana, and 100 grams of beef tongue or smoked chicken. In addition, eggs contain valuable vitamins, trace elements and proteins. Eating eggs not only gives energy, but also has a positive effect on hair, vision and the whole body.
2. Cholesterol in eggs is not as dangerous as usual
Cholesterol is found only in the yolk and is balanced by a substance called lecithin (also found in eggs, which helps in the digestion of cholesterol and fat).
3. There is an accident of eating raw eggs
Eating raw eggs can lead to unpleasant consequences in the form of salmonellosis. This dangerous bacteria is always present in raw eggs and is killed by cooking and frying. It is also important to thoroughly wash the outside of the egg first to avoid introducing microbes from the surface of the shell into the egg mass.
4. Laying hens produce an average of 250-300 eggs per year
It takes about a day for such a hen to hatch one egg.
5. White eggs are just as useful as brown eggs
There is talk that brown eggs are more tasty and more useful than white eggs, but white eggs are not inferior in these parameters. The only difference is in the breed of laying hens. The color of the shell depends on the color of the hen that lays the egg, and white hens produce white eggs. The color of egg yolk depends on the food of the laying hen.
6. Japan is the world’s largest consumer of chicken eggs
Each resident of the country eats an average of one egg per day.
7. Eggs should not be stored near products with strong odors
Due to the porous nature of the shell, the egg absorbs the odor easily.
8. Hard-boiled eggs are slow to digest.
Boiled eggs are absorbed by the body in about three hours. That is why it is better not to eat boiled eggs before going to bed.
9. To check whether the egg is fresh, put it in a bowl of cold water.
The fresher the egg, the smaller the air cavity at its obtuse angle, so the egg sinks. But old eggs float on water, and it is better not to use such eggs for food.