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It’s British Egg Week!

Posted On: October 9, 2017
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Its British Egg Week and this year the focus is on ‘Britain’s Favourite Breakfast’.

After a long nights sleep, our body is in need of nutrition and energy. This is why breakfast really is the most important meal of the day to kick start our metabolism and sustain our energy levels until lunchtime. Eggs are the top choice for breakfast, with 63% of us saying eggs are our favourite breakfast choice! Eggs are one of the cheapest forms of protein as well as being extremely versatile, easy to cook with and eggs-tremely delicious!

Today few breakfasts would be complete without the use of the humble egg and increasingly we are seeing eggs used in innovative ways to add that extra excitement to taste at meal times.

According to a British Lion Eggs survey:

  • 6 out of 10 of our favourite breakfasts when eating out contain eggs
  • The fry up with eggs is still the choice for 42% of Brits when eating out
  • Approximately 250 million eggs will be eaten in British Egg Week

Whether fried in a traditional English breakfast, whipped up in an omelette, scrambled with avocado or poached and served with smoked salmon and Hollandaise sauce, the genius egg is one of the most versatile of foods and forms a staple part of our diets.

Here are some egg-strodinary facts to celebrate British Egg Week:

  1. Approximately 250 million eggs will be eaten in British Egg Week.
  2. 12 billion eggs are eaten in the UK each year – approximately 35 million eggs a day. Average consumption is 3.7 eggs per person per week.
  3. The average person will eat around 14,000 eggs in their lifetime.
  4. 85% of eggs produced in the UK bear the British Lion mark which guarantees the highest standards of food safety.
  5. British Lion auditors check on 9 billion British Lion eggs a year
  6. 100% of British Lion eggs come from hens that have been vaccinated against salmonella.
  7. 66 is the number of calories in a typical medium egg – fewer than a banana or a digestive biscuit.
  8. As many as you like is the number of eggs you can eat in a week now that all major heart and health advisory groups have lifted their previous limits on egg consumption.