World Egg Day

World Egg Day Quick Facts - US

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2024 DateOctober 11, 2024
2025 DateOctober 10, 2025

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World Egg Day celebrates the versatility, affordability, and nutritional benefits of eggs. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of eggs in human diet and promote their consumption worldwide. This global event emphasizes the role of eggs as a valuable source of high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids that contribute to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Eggs also play a crucial part in sustaining global food security, as they provide a readily available and sustainable source of nutrition for millions of people around the world.

The idea of celebrating World Egg Day was conceived during the International Egg Commission (IEC) conference in 1996, as a means of creating a cohesive global effort in promoting the benefits of eggs. For people in America, World Egg Day presents an opportunity to acknowledge the vital role of egg farmers and the industry as a whole, in providing a stable and environmentally friendly food supply. Additionally, eggs are a staple in many American households due to their versatility in recipes, affordability, and various health benefits, such as aiding in weight management and maintaining eye health.

In America, World Egg Day is observed in various ways, including hosting events that highlight the importance of eggs in our daily diets, as well as showcasing egg-based recipes that cater to diverse culinary preferences. Various organizations and local communities come together to raise awareness about the nutritional benefits of eggs, encouraging consumers to make informed choices and incorporate eggs into their daily meals. World Egg Day falls on the second Friday of October each year.

World Egg Day facts

  • Eggs are a rich source of Choline, a nutrient that a majority of people don’t even know exists. Choline is incredibly important for the human body and is required to synthesize acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.
  • The nutrient composition of eggs varies depending on the diet of the hens. Omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs can contain a higher amount of Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E.
  • Eggs have been enjoyed by humans for thousands of years. They were valued as a symbol of life and fertility.
  • Eggs are also used in vaccine production. For example, each dose of the influenza vaccine usually requires one egg to produce.
  • The average American consumes more than 250 eggs each year.
  • Iowa is the top U.S. state in egg production, with its farmers providing nearly 15 billion eggs a year. Other major egg-producing states include Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

Top things to do in the US for World Egg Day

  • Check local cooking schools or online platforms for culinary classes focusing on eggs. They might feature different recipes or ways to cook eggs from around the world.
  • Take a tour of a local egg farm to learn about the production process. You may get a chance to collect eggs yourself.
  • Hold a cooking challenge at home; prepare dishes using eggs and invite your friends or family to be the judges.

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