Eggs eaten in the form of omelette, bhurji or curry are delicious in every way. Products made from eggs not only make our taste delicious but are also very beneficial for health. India ranks third in egg production. Read full news on World Egg Day…
Hyderabad: World Egg Day is celebrated on the second Friday of October every year. On this day, there is an opportunity to remember the importance of eggs, an easily available food item. The objective of this day is to make people aware about eggs providing essential nutrients like high quality protein, vitamins and minerals to people of all ages. Nowadays, eggs are a food item that is used in many forms and can be used to prepare many types of delicious food. Be it omelette, bhurji or ghotala. People who eat non-veg prefer to eat eggs.
History of World Egg Day: The tradition of celebrating World Egg Day is believed to have started in Vienna in 1996, where it was decided to celebrate the power and specialty of eggs every year on the second Friday of October.
World Egg Day Theme: This year the theme of World Egg Day 2023 is ‘Eggs for a Healthy Future’. The theme highlights the nutritional value of eggs and their potential to address globally prevalent nutrient deficiencies.
- Essential nutrients and vitamins in eggs
- Vitamin D: Vitamin D plays an important role in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It becomes essential for maintaining healthy bones and teeth.
- Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is essential for the formation of red blood cells and DNA, the repair of body tissues, and the maintenance of healthy functioning of the immune and nervous systems.
- Colleen: Choline is a little-known but important nutrient that plays an important role in brain development and function—essential for human health before birth as well as in adulthood.
- Iron: Iron is an essential dietary mineral involved in a variety of primary functions, including transporting oxygen throughout the body and providing energy for daily life.
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Lutein and zeaxanthin are important antioxidants that protect your cells from damage. Most notably, they support the clearance of free radicals and help protect against eye conditions.
- Riboflavin/Vitamin B2 : Riboflavin – Also known as vitamin B2. It is essential for cell growth, energy metabolism, red blood cell development, healthy vision and good nervous system function.
- Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): Pantothenic acid, commonly known as vitamin B5, plays an important role in converting the food you eat into active energy and breaking down fat.
- Vitamin A: Vitamin A is important for maintaining healthy skin, supporting immune function, maintaining good vision, and promoting general reproductive health.
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E has beneficial antioxidant properties that play an important role in maintaining good general health – including heart health – studies have shown to be associated with lower rates of heart disease.
- Phosphorus: Phosphorus is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, filtering waste, and repairing tissue and cell membranes. It also contributes to energy metabolism and supporting muscle growth.
- Folate: Folate is an important nutrient for people of all ages, playing a role in red blood cell development, DNA formation and supporting an effective immune system. Especially for pregnant women, folate helps in the production of new cells, which protects against serious birth defects like spina bifida.
- Iodine: Iodine is an important mineral to help your thyroid produce hormones to regulate our body’s metabolic rate. It also works for cognitive function, optimal brain development and maintaining healthy skin.
- Selenium: Only needed in small amounts compared to other vitamins and minerals, selenium is an important antioxidant that helps prevent free radical damage to the body’s cells.
Which state in the country consumes the most: Talking about the trend of eating eggs in India, its consumption is very high in many states. This is a quick ready meal. India ranks third globally in total egg production with significant contribution from states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, West Bengal and Karnataka. The per capita availability of eggs has increased significantly in recent years, reflecting the growing popularity and importance of eggs in the Indian diet.