Since 1996 the world has been celebrating the Egg. Well, long before 1996 but only then was it declared that we should dedicate a day solely to the egg and all of its almighty worldwide endeavours. This year’s World Egg Day falls on Friday 14th October.
The egg in all of its versatile glory holds the largest amount of quality protein you can buy, and has the potential to feed the world. From developed to developing countries eggs are widely affordable for all. In honour of the Norton Farm Eggs we sell in our farm shop we thought it fitting to bring you some fascinating facts and egg-tastic ideas to help celebrate today:
The average hen lays between 250 and 270 eggs a year but some lay more than 300
The brown or white colour of an eggshell is purely dependent on the breed of the hen
40% of the world’s eggs are consumed in China
To tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked, spin it!
The average person on Earth consumes 173 eggs a year
The Guinness World Record for omelette making is held by Howard Helmer, who made 427 omelettes in 30 minutes
Egg-tastic ways to celebrate:
Organise a sponsored egg and spoon race and donate the funds to charity
Make your own recipe book solely containing a selection of recipes using eggs
Try to break the above Guinness World Record for omelette making
Visit a local farm and speak with the farmers about the benefit of eggs
Egg throwing challenge
We would love to hear and see how you or your little ones celebrate World Egg Day. Please share your pictures with us using #newlynseggworld