Is it true that white hens lay white eggs and brown hens lay brown eggs?
No. Actually this depends on a different set of genes and there is no connection. What is true is that the commercial white strain lay white eggs and brown hens lay brown eggs but the opposite may happen too.
How many eggs a week can you eat?
Eggs are recommended for all ages and they are very suitable in all stages of growth, in special physical circumstances -pregnancy and lactancy- and in the elderly. Do not renounce to consuming eggs without a justified cause as this would mean a nutritional and gastronomic loss.
Taking into account the norm of a 2/3 serving/day intake of meat, fish and eggs, an intake of 3-4 egg/week is recommendable for children, medium or small built people, and the inactive. Whereas for a strong built, or physically active person, an intake of up to 7 eggs/week is recommendable.
Why do some eggs have two yolks?
It is really a double ovulation. Double yolkers tend to come from young hens whose hormone system has not fully developed. The younger hens have a greater incident as they are still "learning" how to lay and they are usually more prone to having these kinds of "accidents".
Are eggs digestive?
Whether they are more or less digestive depends mainly on their preparation. A hard boiled egg is more easily digested than a fried egg and eating raw eggs is not recommendable. Eggs can be eaten at any time and the frequent expression "eggs are bad for the liver" is not true.
How should eggs be stored?
An egg is fresh and wholesome for four weeks after the lay date if kept in the refrigerator after purchase, avoiding contact with other strong smelling food.
How do we know if an egg is fresh?
When we crack an egg open you will see two well defined areas in the egg white: one thick and the surrounding area more liquid, but not watery. Both the yolk and the white must be firm, without spilling. Nevertheless, always check and observe the best before date.
Are eggs with brown spots or "cloudy" whites wholesome?
Brown spots sometimes appear on an egg yolk but they do not have any importance and can be removed with the edge of a clean knife. Sometimes the white can also have "cloudy" areas and, as with the brown spots, they do not affect the quality of the egg and, moreover, are clear signs of freshness.
What is cholesterol for?
Cholesterol is necessary for life and the normal functioning of our organism. Do not be afraid, most of the cholesterol that we need is produced by the liver, which regulates its production according to our needs.
Eggs alone are not responsible for the blood levels of cholesterol. This depends, amongst other things, on our genetic predisposition and the total saturated fat included in our diet.
If you have any problems with your levels of cholesterol, please visit the doctor.