World Egg Day is celebrated on the second Friday in October. It was founded by the International Egg Commission (IEC) at a conference held in Vienna in 1996. The idea behind the day was raising awareness across the world, of the important place eggs have in human nutrition.
The IEC was formed in 1964 in order to give a global presence to egg producers and to promote and popularize egg consumption as part of a balanced diet.
Many countries now participate in World Egg day, hosting a huge variety of events and activities. Including, distributing free eggs; promotional and educational broadcasts across social media; school fun days; and cooking demonstrations and competitions.
The egg is an incredibly versatile ingredient, for both sweet and savoury dishes. From the humble boiled egg to the master chef’s soufflé, the egg has a vital place as an ingredient in many recipes. There is no country in the world that doesn’t make extensive use of the egg in its’ traditional cuisine.
Not only do eggs taste good, they do you good too. Eggs are a source of low calorie, high-quality protein. Besides the protein eggs also contain vitamins B and D, and a good proportion of minerals that are important to health. They even come in a biodegradable protective container. Besides the positive nutritional benefits you gain from eating eggs, they are relatively inexpensive.
See if there is an event taking place near you, celebrate World Egg Day.