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Egg-cellent Trivia for National Egg Day

Here are some fun facts for June 3rd and beyond

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The shells of smaller eggs are thicker than the shells of larger eggs, and this makes them easier to peel when they’re hard-boiled.

June 3rd is National Egg Day and it might be time for an “Egg-ucation” refresh!Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs is here to help with some egg trivia that’ll leave you feeling wiser about your egg decisions not just on Egg Day but any time you’re shopping for your next dozen.

Brown or white? There’s no nutritional difference between brown and white eggs. The color of the egg is actually determined by the color of the hen!

Why 12? The reason for packaging eggs by the dozen may date back to a payment system in England in the first century. Eggs were traditionally sold for a penny or 12 for a shilling, which was equal to 12 pennies.

Size matters. Young hens produce smaller eggs; i.e. medium eggs come from younger hens. And if you’ve ever come across a double yolk, that is simply two medium eggs that merged together and came from a young hen that is just learning how to lay eggs.

Tough shells to crack. The shells of smaller eggs are thicker than the shells of larger eggs. This makes them easier to peel when they’re hard-boiled.

Embrace the yolk. While once shunned from the American diet, with science now on our side, we can once again enjoy the wonderfully nutritious egg. The egg is a nutritional powerhouse with only 60 calories but 6 grams of high-quality protein, 4 grams of fat, and 1.5 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. Eggs are rich in disease-fighting nutrients like lutein, zeaxanthin and choline (WebMD).


Choosing a better egg. All eggs aren’t created equal—Pete and Gerry’s hens are Certified Humane Free Range which means they have real access to grass and dirt, fresh water and the space for them to roost and dust-bathe? Cage-free and conventional hens don’t have access to the outdoors.