EVERY OCTOBER 14TH IS CELEBRATED HAS WORLD EGG DAY.
What is an Egg?
An egg is an oval shape object wonderfully packaged by God. It is also described as a living organism consisting of an embryo and a store of food, enclosed in a protective shell.
When one uses the term “EGG” what comes to most mind is the domestic fowl/chicken; but to interest you there are other birds like the fowl that also lay edible eggs such birds include:- Turkey, ostrich, duck, and guinea fowl. Etc. The average hen’s egg weighs 56g approximately.
IMPORTANCE / FOOD VALUE OF AN EGG.
The egg white called the albumen contains mostly water, and a very little fat rich in with nutrient.
The egg yolk is rich in fat and mineral. E.g. calcium, sulphur, phosphorus, iron. Vitamins A,B, and D are also present in the yolk.
Eggs do not contain starch, egg are good for children and adolescents especially for those suffering from illnesses like osteomalacia , rickets- a bone disease caused by vitamin D deficiency., poor growth, muscle cramps, anaemia etc.
For coating: before frying e.g fishyamball etc.
As a thickening agent: in custards, pancakes etc.
As a raising agent: in pastries and cakes.
For garnishing: in salads, meat or fish dishes.
For glazing: in pastry, biscuit and bread.
Eggs can be prepared into scotch egg, boiled egg, poached egg, fried egg, omelettes, scrambled egg, puddings, custards etc.
•MyCookery Zone Facts about Egg.
Do you know? The average egg weighs 56g approximately.
Do you know? Fresh eggs shouldn’t float when put in water if it floats then it is either stale / bad.
Do you know? Eggs do not contain starch but it is rich in vitamins and minerals.
Do you know? New- laid eggs are nourishing and easily digested, therefore eggs must be fresh when used.
Do you know? One can only identify a good egg, by breaking one.