Today is World Egg Day!

On World Egg Day (9 October) countries around the globe celebrate the egg, one of nature’s most perfect foods. So get cracking this Friday with a delicious egg breakfast with an exotic twist.  

To celebrate World Egg Day, British Lion eggs has revamped the brunch favourite Eggs Benedict by giving it a Mediterranean twist. To try this recipe and other updated classic recipes for yourself visit

Egg dishes from around the world are gaining popularity among diners with a number of new restaurants putting egg dishes at the centre of their menus, so if you are feeling adventurous why not try huevos rancheros, a Mexican dish combining eggs with chopped tomatoes, peppers and onions; Korean bibimbap, rice served with sauteed vegetables, gochujang, soy sauce or doenjang (soybean paste) and topped with egg or sliced meat; and okonomiyaki, a Japanese savoury pancake.

When cooking your World Egg Day dish make sure you select the best of British eggs. Look for the British Lion mark, which guarantees that eggs have been produced to the highest standards of food safety.

Eggcellent egg facts

In 2014, 32 million eggs were eaten per day in the UK and 11.8bn across the whole year.

Mexicans are the biggest egg fans in the world, eating 350 eggs per person compared to approximately 261 in the USA and 185 in the UK. 

An average hen lays around 300 eggs a year.

The largest ever scrambled eggs weighed 1,566 kg (3,452 lb 7.04 oz), and was made by Zakład Pakowania Jaj Mering (Poland) in Kartuzy, Poland, on 26 July 2014.

The most eggs cracked in one hour with one hand is 3,031 and was achieved by Corey Perras (Canada) at the Broadway Bar & Grill, Barrhaven, Ontario, Canada on 22 June 2012.

The fastest time to eat three pickled eggs is 34.50 seconds, and was achieved by Kyle Thomas Moyer (USA) in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, USA, on 19 November 2013.

The largest omelette ever made weighed 6.466 tonnes (14,225 lb 6 oz) and was achieved by the Câmara Municipal de Ferreira do Zêzere (Ferreira do Zêzere City Council, Portugal) in Santarém, Portugal, on 11 August 2012. It took a team of 55 people 6 hours to make the omelette and used 145,000 eggs.