News

No yolk, it's World Egg Day today

Emmett Schnitzerling shows off his eggs for World Egg Day.
Emmett Schnitzerling shows off his eggs for World Egg Day. Georja Ryan

WHETHER you like them poached and runny, sunny side up or dipped in by toast 'soldiers', eggs have forever claimed the heart of brekkie lovers across the globe.

And why wouldn't they?

Today is World Egg Day, and it's amazing how many egg-citing facts centre around them.

Aside from containing 11 different vitamins and minerals and having the highest nutritional quality of all food sources - they're a whole lot of fun.

As a kid, we're shown that soldiers like to be dunked in the runny yolk and that bacon is the perfect partner in the ultimate taste combination.

But did you also know...

Japan consumes the most eggs, with each person consuming on average of 60 dozen eggs per year.

China is the number one producer of eggs.

The most expensive "egg" was sold for $5.6 million, called the Faberge Winter Egg.

Egg yolks are often used in shampoos, conditioners and soaps.

There are more chickens living on Earth than humans.

During 2011, the Australian Egg Industry produced about 12.9 million eggs each day.

Who would have thought your average egg could be so, well, egg-cellent?

Tell us about your egg-cellent stories...

Do you have a yummy egg recipe to share? Or want to share your views on the best way to chow down on your eggs - runny, scrambled, poached, sunny-side up? What's the best?

Head to warwickdailynews.com.au and click on "Local life" and "Share your story"!

Topics:  eggs




Art for arts sake... and the love of course

JAZZY: Sue Keong is proud of what the Jumpers and Jazz Festival has become over the past decade.

SUE Keong sees Jumpers and Jazz as just the start for Warwick.

BREAKING: Motorcyclist crashes into tree north of Warwick

One patient has been transported by ambulance to a local medical center with minor injuries.

Motorcycle accident outside of Leyburn.

FOOTAGE: Man arrested over high speed getaway

Alleged stolen car speeds through Warwick

Man arrested over police chase.

Latest deals and offers

Alicia Vikander hasn't been home since Oscars

Alicia Vikander "hasn't been home" for nearly nine months.

Tom Hiddleston not worried about relationship attention

Attention doesn't bother 'authentic' Hiddleston

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to expand family?

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field want more children.

Licking incident bars Ariana from performing at White House

Ariana Grande has been blocked from performing at the White House

Taylor Swift's ex throws support behind Kanye West

Calvin Harris shares a sing-along with Kanye West

Michael Jackson's jailed doctor wants his license back

Conrad Murray wants his medical licence back.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles