Amazing Facts about Eggs

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Egg is one among the most favorite foods used by human. It has good taste, easy to digest and also can be eaten by everyone from infants to the elder. Eggs can be processed into many different delicious dishes. Egg can meet the nutritional needs required by human body because it is one of the best sources of protein. Eating eggs can actually lower the risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attacks and help raise cholesterol levels as well. You may know very well that egg is a cheap source of nutrients which are good to human body. However, there are many other interesting facts about eggs that you may not know. Let’s discover them through some photos below:


Eggs contain more proteins than chicken meat or milk.

Eggs contain more proteins than chicken or milk.


Eggshell was made of calcium carbonate. It weights nine to twelve percent and has pores that create oxygen and carbon dioxide to enter and moist air to exit.

Eggshell is made of calcium carbonate. It weighs nine to twelve percent and has pores that create oxygen and carbon dioxide to enter and moist air to exit.


The egg white is also as important as the yolk. It contains 57 percent of the total egg's protein content. Besides, the egg white contains Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, chlorine, magnesium, potassium, sodium and sulfur as well.

The egg white is also as important as the yolk. It contains 57 percent of the total egg's protein content. Besides, the egg white contains Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, chlorine, magnesium, potassium, sodium and sulfur as well.


The egg yolk color is determined by what the hen ate. If the hens eat a lot of yellow and orange grain, they will create thick yellow eggs

The egg yolk color is determined by what the hen eat. If the hens eat a lot of yellow and orange grain, they will create thick yellow eggs


If the egg white looks murky, the egg is very fresh. If it looks clear, the egg is definitely from old chickens.

If the egg white looks murky, the egg is fresh. If it looks clear, the egg is definitely from old chickens.


Sometime we see there is a little blood inside of the egg. This blood appears when blood vessels in the yolk are broken. However, the egg is till safe for eating

Sometimes we see there is a little blood inside of the egg. This blood appears when blood vessels in the yolk are broken. However, the egg is till safe for eating


Egg temperature can reach 40.5 degrees Celsius at the time of egg hatching.

Egg temperature can reach 40.5 degrees Celsius at the time of egg hatching.


A hen often lays eggs from 250 up to 270 eggs each year

A hen often lays eggs from 250 up to 270 eggs each year


Duck egg has a fishier odor and skin pores are also larger in comparison with chicken egg. Therefore, duck egg is more suitable for salted egg than chicken egg.

Duck egg has a fishier odor and skin pores are also larger in comparison with chicken egg. Therefore, duck egg is more suitable for salted egg than chicken egg.


 

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I have been working as a doctor of a general hospital since February 1998. In addition, I am a full time writer and specialize in weight loss related issues. I also write for a number of different websites on the Internet.

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This article was published on 2011/04/06