Eggs! The Benefits of Being Sunny-Side Up
Did you know that October 11 is World Egg Day?
Like most people, you probably go to the grocery store and eventually end up in the dairy aisle, where, unless you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you probably pick out a dozen eggs and place them into your cart without a second thought. They’re pretty much a staple food—from savory breakfasts to the sweet wonders of baking.
Eggs appear in many different aspects of our society, including nutrition, math, and children’s poetry. Since today is World Egg Day, we at Wolfram|Alpha wanted to share some egg-cellent queries that might scramble up some new interest in the little buggers.
For starters, there are three main parts to an egg: the shell, the yolk, and the white (also called the albumen). They each contain different nutrients and macrobiotics:
What does this mean for you when you eat them? Well, for such a small snack, a single egg packs a significant amount of protein. And don’t be alarmed by the cholesterol content in the yolk—it’s the healthy kind that’s actually good for your heart!
But it seems the US is already on top of the benefits of eating eggs—egg consumption has been steadily increasing over the last twenty years:
Just make sure they’re not green…
And remember that variety is key! (Mathematically speaking, that is.)
So cook up some omelets, bake a cake, and celebrate World Egg Day—just don’t leave your eggs sitting on a wall: