Updated: March 31, 2022
Eggs – Sprouting Knowledge
We’re sprouting knowledge on eggs, from nutrition and farming facts to how to curb your wastage. #HappyEarthMonth
Low in calories with high-quality protein, Yes Please!
- One egg has only 75 calories and includes 7 grams of high-quality protein.
- Eggs are an excellent source of B vitamins, zinc and calcium.
- It’s healthier to prepare your egg hard-boiled compared to fried, as it doesn’t require butter or oil, which come with additional fat and calories.
- An egg takes 24-26 hours to form – meaning chickens can lay up to an egg a day. However, on average chickens lay 5-6 eggs per week.
- There are many types of hen housing, including conventional cages with multiple hens per cage. Cage-free: hens are housed in climate-controlled barns where they can roam allowing for more natural behaviors. Free-range: hens live in a climate-controlled barn with access to an outdoor area during the day, leading to a more natural existence and improved health, compared to the previous housing options.
- Egg production is among the lowest in carbon emissions, making it a more environmentally friendly option when it comes to fresh foods from animals.
To help do your part for the environment, we’ve found 3 ways to utilize eggshells!
- Give Your Tomatoes A Calcium Boost
Having problems with your tomatoes? This could be the answer.
- Sprinkle The Eggshells Around Your Garden To Deter Pests
Slugs & snails aren’t fans of sharp eggshells… so you know what to do!
- Feed Them To Your Chickens
Yes, you heard correct. This will boost their calcium intake, just crush and feed.
Find these & 30+ things to do with Egg Shells!