Eggs are a big business. Many claim the eggs are the “perfect whole food” and provide a great source of protein, fats and vitamins.
East Indian history indicates that wild fowl were domesticated as early as 3200 B.C. Egyptian and Chinese records show that fowl were laying eggs for man in 1400 B.C. Europe has had domesticated hens since 600 B.C. a
Americans love chicken eggs. As of October 2015, it was estimated the US egg industry had over 280 million egg laying hens! And that number does not count backyard hens. Each hen produces from 250 to 300 eggs per year. In total, the U.S. produces about 75 billion eggs a year.
Okay, enough of that. Following are 7 things that may surprise you about all those eggs you’ve been eating…