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World Of Opportunities For Eggs

by 5m Editor
12 October 2007, at 12:56pm

GLOBE - World Egg Day is a unique day when countries around the world celebrate eggs and promote egg consumption.

Eggs are one of the most versatile foods on the market. They have a high nutrient density because, in proportion to their calorie count, they provide 12% of the Daily Value for protein and a wide variety of other nutrients such as vitamin A, B6, B12, folate, and iron.

For those interested in weight loss, research indicates that increased protein and reduced carbohydrate intake stabilise blood sugar levels between meals, which can lead to reduced between-meal snacking.

Children like eggs, too. Growing bodies need nutrients, and eggs make a wise food choice. Egg protein is a great source of nutrition for growing children to build muscle.

NFU Chief Poultry Adviser Rob Newbery said: "World Egg day is a great way for us all to celebrate that champion of foods, the egg. A healthy, nutritious and convenient food sounds too good to be true, but that's the egg.

"British egg producers are leading the way in welfare, health and variety of eggs on offer to the public, and will be proud to celebrate World Egg day today."

More information about egg nutrition along with recipe ideas from all over the world are available on the World Egg day website.

5m Editor