NC Egg Farmers Share Why They Love What They Do for National Egg Month
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1w ago
On North Carolina egg farms, about 9 million laying hens lay more than 7.5 million eggs each day. During National Egg Month in May, meet some of our NC Egg Farmers who provide excellent animal care while producing safe, healthy eggs and protecting the environment for future generations. Egg Farming for Generations Many egg farms in North Carolina are multi-generational, family-owned businesses that run deep with a passion to provide high-quality eggs for communities near and far. Fourth-generation farmer Alex Simpson takes pride in making a difference in his community and providing safe and nu ..read more
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Benefits of Eating Eggs During Pregnancy
NC Egg Association Blog
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1M ago
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans highlight eggs as a nutrient-dense food for pregnant and lactating women. With eight essential nutrients in one large egg, eggs are a perfect dietary choice for expectant mothers. Choline Intake During Pregnancy Choline is an essential nutrient for everyone’s health, but it’s especially critical during pregnancy and lactation to support infant and child brain development. Choline helps prevent birth defects and supports development of the brain and spinal cord. Research has demonstrated that higher maternal choline intake during pregnancy can impr ..read more
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5 Easter Egg Food Safety Questions: Answered
NC Egg Association Blog
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2M ago
Hard-boiled eggs are an integral part of Easter celebrations! When purchasing, cooking, decorating and eating hard-boiled eggs, know the answers to frequently asked food safety questions to be sure everyone stays healthy and fully enjoys the holiday celebrations. Can you eat colored hard-boiled eggs? If the eggs were decorated with food-safe dyes and stored properly in the fridge, they are safe to eat within one week of being cooked. If eggs are left out of refrigeration for more than two hours, they should be thrown away to prevent foodborne illness. When is the best time to buy Easter egg ..read more
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4 Rules for Following a Heart-Healthy Diet
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3M ago
Practicing healthy habits—including eating a nutritious diet—can reduce the risk of heart disease-related issues. In fact, research shows that at least 75% of heart disease can be prevented through lifestyle changes! And, did you know that eggs can be included as part of a heart-healthy diet for healthy adults, according to the American Heart Association? Get four tips for developing and following a heart-healthy eating pattern. Rule #1: Integrate lean protein into meals. This includes plant proteins like tofu, beans, legumes, and nuts, plus animal proteins like seafood, lean meat, skinless po ..read more
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4 Reasons to Resolve to Eat Eggs in 2024
NC Egg Association Blog
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4M ago
Exercising more, eating healthier and losing weight are the top three New Year’s resolutions. Learn why eating eggs as part of a nutritious diet can help you to hit all these goals to feel your best in 2024! Eating high-quality protein foods for breakfast, like eggs, can help you feel more satisfied and energized throughout the day. Nicknamed nature’s perfect nutrition nugget, one large egg has six grams of high-quality protein and is only 70 calories! For individuals who are aiming to lose excess body weight or maintain a healthy weight, eating protein at breakfast can help satisfy the appet ..read more
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5 Tasty Treats for Tailgating Season
NC Egg Association Blog
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9M ago
Football season is here, and, whether you’re rooting for your favorite hometown college or national team, these recipes are sure to score with your tailgating crew! Tailgating TartTrue to its name, this tart is perfect for early-morning tailgates! Combining ham, mushrooms, sour cream, chives and more, this recipe will become your new favorite gameday breakfast. Big Game Deviled EggsEasily customizable to your team’s colors, these team-spirited Big Game Deviled Eggs will keep you full and energized for the whole game—and maybe into overtime. Cheesy Pizza DipEveryone loves pizza, and this Chees ..read more
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Eggs 101: Teaching You the Science Behind Your Favorite Ingredient
NC Egg Association Blog
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10M ago
Throughout the school year, there are many experiments students may do in science class involving eggs, like the classic egg drop challenge and dissolving eggshells with vinegar. But there’s also a good deal to be learned about the science behind eggs in their more traditional setting – the kitchen!   Why Are Eggs So Fluffy? Eggs can create a lot of hot air when they’re baking. When they release the steam they create during this process, your food becomes lighter and fluffier! The Mixing Master Ingredient Eggs have emulsifiers, which mean they hold things together, like glue! Bonding othe ..read more
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6 Easy Meal Prep Recipes
NC Egg Association Blog
by hanaInspirePRGroup
11M ago
Meal prepping can be a major time saver ahead of a busy day or week, so we’ve rounded up our favorite make-ahead recipes to give you some inspiration! With ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a healthy meal will be ready when you are.   Mediterranean Chopped Salad Stored in a Mason jar, this salad is perfect for a healthy on-the-go lunch! Pro-tip: add the dressing immediately before enjoying so other ingredients stay fresh and crisp.   Ham & Egg Drop Soup Looking for a cozy dinner? Stop searching because this soup has it all! Combining sweet green peppers, chicken b ..read more
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4 Egg Safety Tips to Remember at Summer Picnics & Cookouts
NC Egg Association Blog
by hanaInspirePRGroup
1y ago
Warm weather is here, and that means enjoying all the summer festivities like picnics, cookouts and road trips! Egg salad, deviled eggs and similar dishes are perfect for these events, but there are important safety tips to keep in mind when taking eggs along for outdoor events and excursions.    Use a Clean, Well-Insulated Cooler and LOTS of Ice Packs Bacteria can quickly grow when foods like eggs are not stored at the proper temperature (45°F or colder). Make sure to pack your cooler with ice packs, frozen water bottles or other frozen foods, and keep it in an air-conditioned car ..read more
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The Benefits of Introducing Eggs into Your Baby’s Diet
NC Egg Association Blog
by hanaInspirePRGroup
1y ago
There are many reasons that eggs are considered part of a healthy diet, from their high-quality protein to the wide assortment of vitamins that eggs provide. In fact, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans now recommends introducing eggs to children as young as four months due to the nutrition babies need for brain development, among other health benefits.    Eggs are packed with choline, a nutrient that promotes brain health and helps regulate memory, mood, muscle control, and other important brain functions. Additionally, introducing eggs at a young age also helps reduce the risk of ..read more
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