Compile lists of fascinating facts about eggs
Compile lists of fascinating facts about eggs using Microsoft Word or Powerpoint.
Here are some examples, but try and find more!
The colour of an egg yolk is determined by hen's diet.
The more yellow and orange plant pigments there are in the grain fed to a hen, the more vibrant the colour of the yolk will be.
The other colors within an egg vary with its age and other factors.
Egg whites that are cloudy indicate that the egg is very fresh, according to the Egg Safety Center.
Clear egg whites indicate an egg is aging; pink or iridescent egg whites indicate spoilage,
these eggs should not be consumed.
An average free range hen lays between 290 and 320 eggs a year.
Different breeds of chickens produce different colours of eggs. In addition to the typical white and brown,
some chickens produce blue, blue-green, reddish-brown, or even speckled eggs.
If you have eggs of questionable freshness, fill a bowl with enough water to cover the eggs, then add them to the bowl.
If an egg sinks to the bottom, it's fresh. If it floats to the top, it's not.
This happens because as an egg ages, it develops a larger and larger air pocket in its shell.
According to The Oxford Companion to Food, it's actually better to choose a less-fresh egg if you're hard-boiling it,
because in fresh eggs "the white adheres closely to the shell, making it more difficult to remove the latter."
In 1979 a white Leghorn hen set the world record for egg laying by producing 371 eggs in one year.
Eggs contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals and egg yolks is one of the few natural foods than contains vitamin D.
Egg shells are very porous. An egg shell can have as many as 17 000 pores over it's surface.
Can't remember which eggs you've boiled and which are fresh?
Spin them: the liquids in a fresh egg will cause it to wobble and a boiled egg will spin easily.
There is approximately 10% percent more calories in a cooked egg than a fresh egg.