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Friday is World Egg Day!

10/10/2013

We eat 350 eggs every second in the UK, so get cracking this World Egg Day (Friday 11 October) with delicious egg meals from across the globe.
 
Among the hundreds of recipes on www.eggrecipes.co.uk is a speedy Curried Scrambled Eggs, a flavour-packed Japanese omelette or extra easy Egg Fried Rice.
 
And there is more good news for egg lovers as the latest research show eggs contain even more nutrients than 30 years ago.
 
Make sure you select the best of British eggs for recipes from any part of the world – look for the British Lion mark, which guarantees that eggs have been produced to the highest standards of food safety.
 
Eggcellent egg facts

  1. UK consumers eat around 11 billion eggs a year – approximately 30 million eggs a day, or 350 every second. 
  2. Over a lifetime, an average person will eat 7,300 eggs.
  3. A medium egg contains  fewer than 70 calories
  4. An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year.
  5. The fastest omelette maker in the world, Howard Helmer, made 427 two-egg omelettes in 30 minutes. 
  6. The largest egg ever had five yolks and was 31cm around the long axis.
  7. The heaviest egg weighed 454g - that's six times heavier than a large egg from the shops.
  8. The world's largest omelette was made in Madrid from 5,000 eggs by chef Carlos Fernandez. It weighed 1,320lbs.
  9. The longest throw of a fresh egg - without breaking it - is 98.51 metres. The record was achieved in Texas, USA in 1978.
  10. The world record for pancake flipping is 349 flips in 2 minutes and the largest pancake ever tossed measured 15m in diameter.