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The humble egg is one of the most widely consumed proteins in the world. This nutrition-rich food is commonly used in a plethora of cuisines worldwide. It is also one of the most versatile food items in the world as it can be used in sweet and savoury dishes or eaten as a meal by itself. It is no surprise that this celebrated food item has a day dedicated to it.  

World Egg Day is an annual event held on the second Friday of October; this year, in 2022, it occurs on the 14th October. The primary objective of this day is to recognise the humble egg as an important and unique source of protein and essential nutrients. The theme for World Egg Day 2022 is 'Egg for a better life.'  

This year, the World Egg Organisation aims to spotlight the power of eggs to improve the nutritional outcome and thereby uplift people's lives worldwide. Let us look at the history of this important day. 

 

History of World Egg Day 

Although there may not be a definitive answer to the age-old question of 'which came first? The chicken or the egg?' The history of eggs is as old as the humans themselves.  

For centuries, eggs have fed families globally and are considered one of nature's richest sources of proteins. World Egg Day was first established in 1996 at the IEC Conference in Vienna, Austria, to celebrate the importance and health benefits of eggs for all. Since then, the day has been celebrated yearly, and its popularity has grown significantly.  

With World Egg Day just around the corner, let us look at some egg-citing facts

  • Egg yolk is one of the few food items that contain Vitamin D
  • Duck eggs have higher fat content than chicken eggs and are better suited for baking
  • As the hen grows, the eggs they lay become larger
  • The largest egg laid by a hen measured 9.1 inches in diameter. It was laid by a hen named Harriet in the UK in 2010. 
  • Eggs need not be refrigerated. 
  • The breed of the chicken or the hen determines the colour of the eggshell. 
  • If you drop an egg on the floor, sprinkle a generous amount of salt over it. This will help in easy cleaning up and eliminating the odour. 
  • Some hen breeds are capable of laying eggs almost every day. But most breeds lay eggs every alternate day or once or twice a week. 

Now that you know about a few egg facts let us look at the health benefits of eggs 

  • Eggs are a rich source of high-quality protein and are relatively low in calories, making them one of the best food options for healthy weight management.  
  • Eggs are one of the best dietary sources of Choline, an essential nutrient necessary for regulating cell functioning and sound cognitive development in infants.  
  • One of the most significant egg nutritional benefitsis that it helps increase HDL or good cholesterol in the body.  
  • The Omega3 content in the eggs helps reduce the risk of heart diseases and stroke.  
  • Another benefit of eating eggsis that they contain lutein and zeaxanthin, essential antioxidants that benefit the eyes.  
  • A scale known as Satiety Index ranks eggs as a high protein food that increases fullness. Eggs are filling and rich in nutrients, making you feel full for a longer time and helping you avoid unnecessary snacking.  
  • Research conducted at Harvard University has cited that eggs can lower the risk of breast cancer by up to 44%.  
  • Among the long list of health benefits of eggsis that it helps absorb vitamin E more efficiently from the daily diet.  

Enjoy an egg-licious breakfast at Club Mahindra Resorts 

While holidaying at the resorts by Club Mahindra, your day on a healthy note, and enjoy a range of healthy egg preparations that are freshly made as per your order. You can also order egg dishes from the menu or make a special request to the chef to make a dish to suit your palate, and they would be more than happy to make a special dish just as you like. 

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