All About Eggs
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner, eggs seem to make their way into almost any type of dish and at any time of the day.
Both easy to cook and highly nutritious, eggs are an excellent source of daily protein and other essential vitamins and minerals.
Eggs produced by female birds, reptiles, fish and animals have been a source of food for thousands of centuries.
Hen eggs remain the most widely eaten globally. Eggs can be eaten on their own and as an ingredient in other dishes.
They help to bind ingredients together and when egg whites are beaten, they create a wonderfully light texture in baked goods.
How to Pick Eggs
When purchasing eggs from a market or grocery store, be sure to consult the expiry date, which is usually located on the top or side of the box. Carefully open the box and check that the eggs are still intact, without cracks or discoloration. Eggs should also be odourless.
How to Store Eggs
Though in Europe eggs aren’t always refrigerated, in North America they are. Be sure to crack your egg into a clear dish before adding it to your recipes, to ensure that it is fresh and not rotten.
How to Cook Eggs
Eggs can be poached, fried, scrambled, boiled, and baked on their own or as an ingredient in another dish.