Following Easter, the most egg-centric holiday of the year, this is the perfect time to appreciate eggs for being nutritional powerhouses and culinary staples in cultures all across the globe. That’s why food producers, hatcheries and chefs are all celebrating National Egg Month in May! In honor of our favorite month of the year, we’d like to take a moment to share a few egg-cellent facts with our readers.
Eggs are Packed With Vitamins
A single large egg contains 13 different essential vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants that may reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
They’re Healthy for People of All Ages
In conjunction with regular exercise, the protein in eggs can slow the development of age-related muscle loss. Choline, another nutrient found in eggs, promotes healthy fetal growth in pregnant mothers. It’s also great for liver and brain health.
They Can Help With Weight Loss
Eggs make us feel full, despite the fact that the average egg contains just 70 calories. A number of scientific studies have found that low-calorie, high-protein diets that feature eggs as a staple can help to regulate cholesterol levels and promote healthy weight loss.
And They’re Incredibly Versatile
Scramble them, fry them, poach them, pickle them or boil them—there’s no shortage of ways to prepare eggs in the kitchen. Since our ancestors first began domesticating chickens more than five thousand years ago, humans have found all sorts of creative ways to cook with eggs. Once you’re done cooking, you can even use your leftover eggshells as fertilizer in your garden!
Happy National Egg Month, from your friends at Chickens for Backyards!