Friday, 18 April 2014

A Little Weekend Egg-citment

So, it's brown chickens that lay the chocolate eggs, right? Photo source Wikipedia, used under creative commons.

Nothing like a long weekend when you're feeling scrambled! This time of year, a lot of folks seem to have eggs on the brain, so we thought we'd give this kitchen staple a standing ova-vation. The Kitchen Pixies are here with egg-citing tips and trivia, so let's get cracking!

  • Unlike with cows, the colour of the chicken actually does determine the colour of the egg. Beyond that the difference is only shell deep, brown and white eggs have the same flavour and nutritional content.
  • Curious about how long that egg has been in the fridge? A fresh egg will sink in water while an older egg will float. As an egg ages, the size of the air cell inside increases, causing it to float.
  • You may think we're yoke-ing, but eggs are a good choice for your baby after 6 months. Eggs have a protein quality that is second only to breast milk. Click here to find out more! 
  • Have you ever opened a carton of extra large eggs and wondered if some flimflam artist has switched in smaller eggs? Eggs in Canada are actually measured by weight, not the size of the shell.
  • Even with washing, grading, packaging and random inspections, the eggs you buy at the grocery store usually arrive there within four to seven days of being laid.

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