Breakfast, lunch and dinner! At any time of the day eggs are an egg-cellent choice. Scrambled, poached, fried, or boiled, they really are all that they’re cracked up to be. And lucky for you, we’ve turned a passion for eggs into EGGOLAND; a restaurant dedicated to doing the egg culinary justice. But before we start serving you, we want to educate you on that one ingredient you can always rely on. So, welcome to EGGOLAND 101.
First up, we’d like to let you know that eggs are considered to be one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. The protein in an egg is equal to the protein in one ounce of meat, chicken or fish. They also contain vitamin B2, D, B6, B12, zinc and iron. Now, they may not mean much to you, but essentially just one little egg can help improve your blood pressure, bone health, muscle mass and much more!
Next, we just want to clear up the rumour going around that brown eggs have thicker shells than white eggs. The thickness of an egg simply depends on the age of the chicken. Whilst younger chickens will lay eggs with harder shells, older chickens will lay eggs with thinner shells. Now that’s the egg-act truth.
Yes, we were shocked too. Who knew an egg could be prepared in so many ways? So next time you’re deciding between fried or scrambled, why not broaden your horizons and make a cloud egg, or what about basting your egg, or you could even pickle your egg! The potential of the egg is in your hands. Want some top tips on the best ways to cook an egg, check out our blog on just that! HERE
Are you ever unsure of how long that egg has been sitting in your kitchen? Well you can check if it is fresh for yourself! Place it in a glass of water. If it sinks it’s fresh and if it floats, you’re probably better off giving it a miss.
White shells, brown shells, blue shells and green shells; the shell is indicative of the breed of hen. We can confirm that no matter the shell colour, the flavour and nutritional value are all the same!
From pale yellow to deep orange or even bright red, egg yolks will range in colour in accordance to a hen’s diet. Free-range hens produce richer-coloured yolks because they eat more pigmented and nutritious foods such as grass and insects. On the other hand, grain-fed chickens will produce lighter yellow yolks. But don’t worry, here at EGGOLAND we will always ensure a rich yolk from a nutritious and free-range hen.
Now we think we’ll leave it there for today’s class, but if you know of anymore egg-ceptional facts, please share them with us @eggoland.london