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Egg Structure and Composition: What You Need to Know

Let’s enlighten you with a look on the facts about egg structure and composition You probably haven’t thought much about what eggs are made and what they look like from a structural point of view. Let’s enlighten you with a look on the facts about egg structure and composition to give you a fresh perspective on this nutritional powerhouse. Does the egg shell protect an egg from bacteria? The answer is twofold. There are several natural barriers (shell, yolk membranes and white layers) that work to guard against bacteria getting into the egg to curb growth inside it. These shell [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|Categories: Egg Structure & Composition|Tags: , |0 Comments

Top 5 Things to Know About Bird Flu

There are health risks associated with bird flu... With the worst-ever outbreak of avian flu resulting in 33.5 million dead or diseased hens and turkeys throughout the Midwest, it’s natural that people have questions about what it is and how it affects them. Aside from increasing the cost of eggs in bakeries and supermarkets, there are health risks associated with bird flu. Do what you can to get educated on what bird flu is and know the risks posed to you and your family. Here are the top five things to know about bird flu: Humans can catch bird flu. [...]

By | June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Avian Flu, Bird Flu, Cost of Eggs - California|Tags: , |0 Comments

Egg Shortage Wreaks Havoc in Bakeries

It’s all due to the latest bird flu virus in the Midwest... What’s the one main ingredient all bakers need in order to create delicious breads, cakes, pastries and cookies? You got it – eggs. And with an egg shortage gripping the country, the prices are going up because they’re in demand, leaving many bakeries suffering the results. It’s all due to the latest bird flu virus in the Midwest, resulting in some 33.5 million dead or diseased chickens, turkeys and other birds, according to Bloomberg Business. The businesses hit the hardest include wholesale bakeries and restaurants that use liquid [...]

By | June 18th, 2015|Categories: Avian Flu, Bird Flu, Cost of Eggs - California|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Egg Rationing has Begun as a Result of the Bird Flu

Worst-ever avian flu epidemic this country has ever see... In response to the worst-ever avian flu epidemic this country has ever seen, restaurants, bakeries and food manufacturers are beginning to ration their egg production and consumption due to the skyrocketing prices of this precious staple. This is especially so in Texas, where customers at H-E-B supermarkets are being asked to contain their egg purchases to just three one-dozen cartons per day. Whataburger, another Texas company, is reducing its breakfast hours where it will sell egg-containing pastries and dishes. These restrictions are in response to the effects of bird flu which [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|Categories: Avian Flu, Bird Flu|Tags: , |0 Comments

Free-Range Eggs Packed with Rich Nutrients

Free range eggs provide a vast source of bioactive nutrients Think about the egg: this one food source contains all the nutrients necessary to create life. From one cell to a baby chicken, the egg is an incredible natural wonder – quite possibly the world’s most nutritious food. In fact, pasture-raised eggs or free range eggs provide a vast source of bioactive nutrients that boost hormone and cognitive function, while reducing inflammation and improving the way we burn fat. When chickens are allowed to graze at their leisure outdoors, they ingest bugs, worms, and grass that contain omega-3 fatty acids, [...]

Egg Prices on the Rise after Prop 2

Many speculated that Prop 2 would spike the cost of eggs, and now the cost of eggs is sky high... We all knew the after-effects of Prop 2 going into practice in California would have some negative ramifications, not the least of which is the increase in the cost of eggs. Prop 2 went into effect on January 1 of this year mandating that all farmers wishing to sell their eggs to California implement larger cages for the humane treatment of egg-laying hens, doing away with small battery cages. The result of those who chose to comply was a huge [...]