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Nutrition Experts Hail ‘EGGSELLENT’ Health Benefits, as Nations Celebrate World Egg Day

by Mark Whittington | Oct 08, 2020
The health benefits of eggs will be hailed across the globe on Friday October 9, 2020 as countries celebrate one of the original superfoods on World Egg Day. Providing a high quality source of protein, the nutritional value of the egg is undeniable, and experts from the International Egg Nutrition Center (IENC) have identified five reasons to eat more eggs this World Egg Day.

1. Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet, and a fantastic source of protein A single egg contains 14 essential nutrients including vitamins A, B, D and E, as well as being a source of calcium, selenium and iodine. Along with six grams of protein, eggs are one of the most nutritious foods available globally

2. Eggs contain choline which aids healthy brain development This little-known nutrient plays an important role in building cell membranes, impacting a number of vital functions within the body, and eggs are one of the best natural sources of choline. Not only does it aid healthy brain development, it also plays a role in liver function and metabolism and has been found to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 24% [i].

3. Eggs can reduce the risk of heart disease Studies have found that eating eggs can lower the risk of heart disease in healthy people. Despite containing cholesterol, eggs contain high density level (HDL) or ‘good cholesterol' and research shows that people with higher levels of HDL generally have reduced risks of heart disease.

4. Eating eggs can maintain good eye health Vitamin A deficiency is one of the leading causes of blindness across the globe, and eggs are a great natural source of vitamin A. The yolks also contain powerful antioxidants which can counteract some degenerative processes affecting eye health.

5. Eggs have benefits for all ages Eggs are a great source of nutrition at any age. From providing the building blocks during fetal development, to containing the level of nutrients needed to sustain energy throughout the day, eggs are a healthy source of protein that should be enjoyed by all ages.

Celebrations will be taking place around the world to mark World Egg Day 2020. To find out more visit www.worldeggday.com.

[i] Xu X, et al. Choline metabolism and risk of breast cancer in a population-based study. The FASEB Journal, published online on January 29, 2008.

Rose AcreTM Recipe of the Month

The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

        
          
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 oz milk or semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 4 oz dark chocolate chunk, or your preference
Instructions:
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, salt, and butter until a paste forms with no lumps.
  2. Whisk in the egg and vanilla, beating until light ribbons fall off the whisk and remain for a short while before falling back into the mixture.
  3. Sift in the flour and baking soda, then fold the mixture with a spatula (Be careful not to overmix, which would cause the gluten in the flour to toughen resulting in cakier cookies).
  4. Fold in the chocolate chunks, then chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. For a more intense toffee-like flavor and deeper color, chill the dough overnight. The longer the dough rests, the more complex its flavor will be.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Scoop the dough with an ice-cream scoop onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving at least 4 inches (10 cm) of space between cookies and 2 inches (5 cm) of space from the edges of the pan so that the cookies can spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges have started to barely brown.
  8. Cool completely before serving.
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