This year’s World Egg Day theme ‘Eggs for a healthy future’ celebrates the nutritional power of the incredible egg and its potential to combat common nutrient deficiencies across the world.
The remarkably versatile egg contains 13 essential nutrients in one delicious package.
As well as its abundant nutritional merits, the egg is one of the most environmentally sustainable and cost-effective animal-source proteins available.
We hope that this year’s theme will encourage everyone, no matter your location, market or specialism, to celebrate the unique power of the egg.
Nature’s nutrient hero
- Containing a wide range of essential nutrients and vitamins in one affordable and delicious package, eggs can play a pivotal role in eradicating common nutrient deficiencies.
- Among the most common nutrient deficiencies worldwide are iron and vitamin D, A and B12 – all of which can be found in eggs.
- Many of the nutrients found in eggs are commonly under-consumed yet are required as part of a healthy diet to help optimise performance and avoid serious health issues.
- The high nutrient density of eggs enables them to support the body’s natural immune system, advance physical growth and aid child brain development.
- Eggs have the capacity to directly improve human health outcomes across the world, contributing to a healthy future for all, thanks to the bioavailability of their nutrients.
The perfect protein
- Eggs contain all 9 amino acids, making them a ‘complete’ protein. The ratio and pattern of amino acids in eggs makes them the perfect match for the body’s needs.
- Eggs provide one of the highest quality proteins naturally available.
- The protein in eggs helps to build muscle, curb hunger, boost the immune system and much more.
- Eggs are a healthy and accessible source of nutrition for people at all stages of life, including teenagers, expecting mothers, infants and the elderly.
- Due to their outstanding versatility, eggs can be enjoyed as an ingredient or the centre of a dish, for any mealtime throughout the day.