How many eggs? 95% will fail!
The answer is in this post, but first, let’s look at some intriguing egg facts.
1. The amount of protein in the yolk and whites is the same.
This information astounded us! The egg white and yolk both have 3 grams of protein in them. So, while egg whites are often associated with protein, they don’t have much of an advantage over their yellow counterpart. The biggest distinction is in the number of calories consumed. A single egg white contains 3 grams of protein for only 15 calories, but a single yolk contains 3 grams of protein for 60 calories. By omitting the yolk, you can obtain the same amount of protein while consuming less calories. However, due to the high levels of beneficial micronutrients in egg yolks, we urge that you consume them.
2. Eggs labeled as “cage-free” may come from caged hens.
Many people believe that the “cage-free” logo on egg cartons means that the chickens who lay the eggs are free to walk around a field. Unfortunately, this is not the case. “Cage-free” simply means that hens must have at least 120 square inches of space per bird, which isn’t even double the size of traditional battery cages. Hens are still frequently kept entirely inside, either in enormous barns known as aviaries or in smaller “enhanced” cages that allow for some natural behavior. If you’re curious in the meaning of additional egg carton claims, check out our unique report on deciphering egg carton claims.
3. Hormones are not used in the production of any of the eggs.
Even though many cartons say that their eggs are hormone-free, this is a standard claim. It’s the equivalent of stating “water is wet.” That’s because, in the 1950s, the FDA outlawed the use of hormones in all poultry operations. As a result, no hormones will ever be found in chicken eggs.