Eggs - Sprouting Knowledge — Foster's Supermarket

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. 

Farming Facts

  • 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.  

Curb Your

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!