9 eye-opening mistakes you might believe about eating eggs

9 eye-opening mistakes you might believe about eating eggs

Eggs are considered a food powerhouse. One egg contains six grams of protein, iron, vitamins, minerals and excellent carotenoids.
But, misinformation about eggs continues. So we thought we'd take the time to fix some wrongs. Here are nine common egg myths that may surprise you with some fun facts that accompany each one.

Brown eggs are more nutritious than white eggs.

No. The color of an eggshell simply depends on the type of hen that laid them. For example, White Leghorn chickens lay white eggs, while Plymouth Rocks and Rhode Island Reds lay brown eggs. Some chicken breeds, like the Ameraucana and Lushi, even lay blue or green eggs. This does not indicate how nutritious the egg is; it's just genetics.

There's no way to know if the eggs are old if you've lost the carton.

Believe it or not, you can test if an egg is old or expired by observing it buoyancy in water. Put an egg in water: if it falls to the bottom, it is fresh. If  the egg floats, however, it's gone off. This happens because the time passes, the air goes from the egg shell into the egg.  (they're very porous).


The shell is meaningless.
You can actually tell a lot from a shell thickness, as it's a good indicator of egg quality. A calcium rich diet leads to a healthier hen, A more nutritious egg and a thicker shell. (Fun fact: The shells of smaller eggs are thicker than those of larger eggs. This makes them easier to peel when hard-boiled.)

The tray built into your refrigerator door is the best place to store eggs. 

False: Egg carton is designed to prevent damage and bumps, and is the best tool for preventing odors from your refrigerator from entering your precious eggs. On the other hand, the tray built in the door of the refrigerator is not the best place to keep eggs fresh and tasty. Opening and closing the door causes rapid temperature changes, which negatively affects the freshness of the egg's.

Cage free labels mean hens are happily roaming outdoors

Cage free hens may have more space than caged chickens, but they can still be confined to large spaces without access to the outdoors. Instead, look for free-range organic eggs.

 Egg yolks are always the same color.
Next time you crack one, pay attention to the color of your egg's yolk. A darker, richly golden yolk is one indicator that the egg came from a free-range hen and is subsequently more nutritious. Free-range hens have a more varied diet and typically lead healthier lives.

You should always remove the yolk, because of cholesterol.

We are in this myth! The yolk has vitamin, minerals and omega-3, so it simply should not be overlooked. Although they contain cholesterol, recent research indicates that the cholesterol in eggs does not increase blood cholesterol levels as we previously thought. 

You should limit yourself to three eggs per week.

According to the American Heart Association, incorporating eggs into your daily diet is part of a healthy lifestyle. For average healthy adult, one egg every day is good. And when eaten for breakfast, they help you satisfy all morning and give lasting energy.


 Eggs aren't convenient.
Hard-boiled eggs are the epitome of a convenient protein source. Boiling eggs at the beginning of the week for grab-and-go breakfasts and snacks simplifies the planning process. And you can even buy them already hard-boiled! 


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