Half A Dozen Egg Facts That Are Truly Cracking

Half A Dozen Egg Facts That Are Truly Cracking



Eggs can be prepared in many ways and can be used for different things such as food, decoration, cake, and dealing with simple household problems like slugs and stained mugs!

Here are half a dozen facts about eggs that you should know.

Chicken eggs are not just white and brown in color.

A bowl of many colourful eggs

It depends on what breed of chicken lays the egg as to what color the egg will be.

Eggs can be blue, blue-green, a reddish-brown color or even speckled.

You can see how old an egg is by putting it in water.

Two eggs in a pan of water.

All you need to do is fill a bowl with plenty of water and drop the eggs in.

If the egg sinks to the bottom, this means it is fresh.

If it floats to the top, it’s not fresh.

About 75 billion eggs are produced in the United States each year.

Lots of trays of eggs.

This is roughly ten percent of the world’s total!

However, the U.S. is not the biggest supplier of eggs, as, in China, there are over 390 billion eggs produced each year, which is about half of the world’s egg supply.

Chickens are not the only birds that lay edible eggs.

A bowl with six blue eggs.

Just because this is the most common, let’s not forget about the other egg-laying birds like duck, emu, goose, turkey, ostrich, and quail.

It’s better to use a not-so-fresh egg if you’re hard-boiling it.

A hard boiled egg in an egg cup with slightly runner yolk.

This is because in fresh eggs the white sticks closely to the shell, making it more difficult to remove once hard-boiled.

Eggs can be used to treat wounds.

Half a dozen eggs five are white and one is golden.

The membrane that surrounds the white and egg can be used to help treat fevers, heal minor wounds, treat bruising, reduce scars, soothe sunburn, draw out splinters and stop bleeding.


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Luke Ward
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