Friday, May 17, 2013

Egg Report

New Zealanders eat about 920,000,000 eggs per year which is two and a half million eggs per day.     Most of these eggs come from caged hens.

There are all sorts of eggs like caged, free range and barn. Caged eggs are the ones we eat the most, second is free range eggs and lastly barn eggs.

Caged hens have a really small place to lay their eggs. Their cage is on an angle, so the egg can roll down and get collected on a conveyor belt. When the egg rolls the hen can’t get them back because there is an a electric wire at the front of the cage which shocks them. There are 6 hens inside each cage. Brown hens produce brown eggs, But the white hens produce white eggs.

Organic and free range chickens have a big space to run, flap their wings and eat grass. They do all sorts of stuff like dust bathing, perching, nesting and running around. There is also a little house outside for the hens to lay their eggs.

Cooked eggs is much more better to eat than eating or drinking it raw. Whenever you eat an egg, you get a lot of protein out of it. The protein mostly comes out of the yolk. Between white eggs & brown eggs there is no nutritional difference.

Eggs are really high in protein and are easy for our bodies to digest. New Zealand egg yolk is really dark compared to Canadian egg yolks which is a bit lighter. Our yolk is dark because colouring agents are added to the chicken’s feed.

There are a lot of ways you can cook eggs, fried, poached, boiled and scrambled. A lot of people like to buy caged produced eggs because they're much cheaper.

There are 3 types of eggs that you could eat, but the one that is most likely to be eaten is caged eggs.

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