Eggs

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Flickr: Brenda Gottsabend

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Flickr: Martin Cathrae

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Flickr: vidalia_11

Foods Included

Chicken eggs (white and brown), Duck eggs, Goose eggs, Quail eggs

Description

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.

Buy It

  • Be sure to check eggs in the carton before purchasing as some may have broken during transportation or handling of other customers.
  • You can choose eggs with any colored shell – they'll taste the same.
  • Make sure the shell is smooth and is not broken.

Store It

  • Store eggs at the very back of the top shelf in your refridgerator to keep them cold.
  • Use by the "best by" date.

Cook It

  • 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.
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