Eggs are oval or round and are laid by female birds. Eggs are high in protein and other nutrients, and are cooked or baked into foods. Chicken eggs are most commonly consumed in the United States.
- Store eggs at the very back of the top shelf in your refridgerator to keep them cold.
- Use by the "best by" date.
- Eggs can be scrambled, fried, hardboiled, or even microwaved.
Why It's Great
- Eggs are one of the cheapest sources of protein. Proteins are building blocks for our bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. They provide a variety of nutrients that are essential for health and maintenance of your body.
- Vitamin A keeps our eyes working, our immune system strong, and our cells growing.
- Iron is essential for red blood cells and muscles.
Zinc is important for a healthy immune system and for healing wounds.
- Vitamin B12 helps keep our nerve and blood cells healthy. It also keeps our brain functioning properly.