On National Egg Day on June 3, you find that the eggs finally hatch.
Eggs had a difficult few years as health experts worried about the high cholesterol content. But after a review of the American Heart Association guidelines in 2000, the health benefits of eggs seemed to outweigh concerns. The AHA says that healthy adults can enjoy one egg per day and easily stay within the daily cholesterol limit.
Additionally, a single egg has only 75 calories, which is ideal for those looking to lose weight. And the seven grams of protein in an average egg almost makes it a superfood with an excellent calorie-to-protein ratio. So those of us who are big fans of poached, scrambled, easy to cook, fried, fried, fried, fried, or sun-baked eggs can use National Egg Day to utter that timeless phrase: “How do you want your eggs? And it doesn’t matter if it’s 7 am, 7 pm or somewhere in between.
Eggs are great to eat anytime … or any day, for that matter.
NATIONAL EGG DAY ACTIVITIES
Try to eat a non-chicken egg
Although Americans mainly eat chicken eggs, that is not the case in all cultures. Pheasant, quail, goose, seagull, and turkey eggs are popular to eat around the world, offering a slightly different flavor than chicken eggs. Consider trying duck eggs, which have a more orange and blue hue. Do you need more food for breakfast? An emu egg is equivalent to about 12 chicken eggs, while an ostrich egg is equivalent to about 24 chicken eggs.
Try a new recipe with eggs
Don’t miss out on National Egg Day without cooking a new egg recipe. Consider trying an egg recipe from another culture, such as Mexican eggs, oyakodon (from Japan), or the French “omelette au boudin de Nancy”. (Each French recipe naturally sounds great.)
Emphasize eggs in your day’s activities.
Eggs are not just for eating on this day. Consider visiting the local zoo and see if you can learn more about birds and eggs in the wild. Build a birdhouse with a clear plastic back so you can see the eggs and hatchlings as they develop. And since it’s June, consider playing Mythbusters at home and testing if it’s hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL EGG DAY
Arts and eggs
Although most people break the eggshell on the pan and don’t think about it anymore, unbroken eggshells are great for crafts. Of course, at Easter time, many people paint and decorate hard-boiled eggs. But you can also use eggs in arts and crafts at other times. Hollowed-out eggs of all sizes, from ostriches to robins, are used in crafts and home decorations. Just be sure to empty the egg first.
They can be prepared in many ways
We feel pretty confident saying that no matter how much you love eating egg dishes, you haven’t tried every possible way to cook eggs. (And if you’re sure yes, you should apply to be the permanent CEO of National Egg Day.) Eggs can be cooked alone or placed in other dishes. Because almost all cultures incorporate eggs into their cuisine, the number of egg recipes worldwide is almost endless.
They are good for the brain
Nutritionists have not only found that the nutritional value of eggs exceeds their cholesterol level, but that eggs have a positive effect on brain development and memory improvement. The nutrient, choline, which is similar to the B vitamin family, plays a role in the process of developing signaling molecules in the brain. This means that moms should hide sugary breakfast cereal when it is test day at school for children; go with eggs instead!