In addition, recent studies have shown that the statement about the bad effect of eggs on cholesterol was wrong. Eggs do not raise cholesterol in the blood and do not provoke a heart attack and stroke, but quite the opposite. The choline contained in them (vitamin B) promotes the breakdown of amino acids in the blood that cause an increase in blood pressure. In a balanced diet, it is recommended to eat one egg per day.
“Eggs are one of the most versatile products that humanity knows. And most importantly - one of those few who are not boring from constant use. In addition, eggs are simple and quick to cook, which is why they became an essential attribute of breakfast, when it is tight with time. Eggs are beautiful raw, boiled (soft-boiled, in a bag, hard-boiled), in fried eggs (in Russian), fried eggs (Ukrainian). ” P. Weil and A. Genis, "Russian Cuisine in Exile."
In addition, eggs can be cooked omelets and souffles, eggs are used in salads and as a side dish for soups, as snacks (stuffed eggs). Eggs are the basis for an innumerable amount of sauces, eggs are indispensable for clarifying broths. Eggs are widely used in the manufacture of desserts - from the well-known meringue cookies and numerous cakes to the little-known heavenly cream and chocolate aspic.
Therefore, it is not surprising that in 1996 the International Egg Commission declared the Second Friday of October the International Egg Day. Since then, this day is celebrated around the world, for example:
In 2008, in New Zealand, an omelet was prepared from the first eggs laid on the day. The process of cooking and eating an omelet was broadcast on television from 7 to 9 in the morning.
In 2006, in Hungary, at the egg festival held at Lake Balaton, the world's largest Egg Goulash was prepared, listed in the Guinness Book of Records. On cooking this dish is gone
7,500 raw eggs;
1000 boiled eggs;
50 kg of bacon;
50 kg of ham;
35 kg of pork fat;
80 kg of red Hungarian pepper;
80 kg of onions.
A dozen interesting "egg" facts:
The weight of an egg varies from 40 to 65 grams, the yolk consists of 85 percent of fat, and protein - 65 percent of water.
The shell is 12% of the total egg weight.
In the egg shell is up to 1700 pores.
On average, a chicken lays 20 dozen eggs a year, one in 25 hours.
In order to carry one egg, the chicken needs: 150 g of feed, a little more than half a liter of water and 14 hours of light time.
The color of the chicken determines the color of the eggs laid. White hens bear white eggs, and dark (red) eggs are brown.
There are 100 folds on a white pleated chef's hat, because there are at least 100 ways to cook eggs. Of these, the most unusual, perhaps, are the Chinese "centenary" eggs, which are kept buried in the ground (clay) for several months, which is the process of cooking. The finished egg has a dirty orange gel-like consistency and a dark green yolk of soft cheese consistency ...
In China, eggs are a symbol of life. At birth, the eggs are painted red to bring the newborn good luck and happiness in life. It is not surprising, therefore, that China produces the most eggs in the world — 160 billion.
Each year, each resident of Mexico eats 341 eggs, Japan - 330, China - 320, USA - 255, France - 253, Portugal - 186, Australia - 165, India - 40 (data for 2006).
According to the Guinness Book of Records, someone managed to throw a fresh egg at a distance of 317 feet and 10 inches (96.88 m) and did not break it.
To check the freshness of eggs, it is necessary to put an egg in a glass with water. The fresh egg will sink, the stale will float on the surface. This happens because in the old egg the air chamber increases in the upper (sharp) part.
To distinguish a hard-boiled egg from a raw egg, it must be strongly twisted on the surface of the table. The boiled egg will spin for quite a while, while the raw one will stop almost immediately.
On a holiday dedicated to eggs, one cannot do without at least one egg recipe (except for “century-old” eggs).
Eggnog (from the "Book about tasty and healthy food", ed. 1952).
Slightly beat one egg, add 1 tbsp. spoon of sugar, 2 tbsp. spoons of wine, a little salt; mix all this thoroughly, pour in 2/3 cup of pasteurized or boiled milk and strain. Instead of wine, you can use grated nutmeg.
So, the value and importance of eggs can be considered proven. In the end, it’s not for nothing that Koshchey the Immortal was nicknamed the immortal. And all because he kept his death in an egg ...