The Bottom Line: Quick facts about eggs!
The Full Story:
- The average American eats 250 eggs per year, which translates to a total annual consumption of 76.5-billion eggs in the U.S. So if you eat a three-egg omelet every morning, that means you eat roughly 1,095 eggs per year.
- To tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked, spin it! If the egg spins easily, it’s hard-cooked but if it wobbles…it’s raw.
- Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
- An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year.
- If an egg is accidentally dropped on the floor, sprinkle it heavily with salt for easy clean up.
- To produce one egg, it takes a hen 24-26 hours.
- England’s Harriet the hen laid the world’s largest egg in 2010, measuring a hefty 9.1-inches in diameter.