Happy National Egg Month, Denver! The entire month of May is dedicated to nature’s own miracle food, the egg. At The Original Pancake House, we are excited to celebrate one of our favorite breakfast foods this month. Eggs are not only delicious, they are nutritious have many amazing noteworthy qualities wrapped in their shells. Here are a few fun facts about eggs to share with your family and friends next time you gather round the breakfast table.
Did you know?
Eggs provide high-quality protein, containing all the essential amino acids our bodies need in a near-perfect pattern. In fact, the quality of egg protein is so high that scientists frequently use eggs as the standard for measuring the protein quality of other foods …. now, that’s incredible!
Just how many eggs do we eat?
The average American eats 250 eggs per year, which translates to a total annual consumption of 76.5 billion eggs in the U.S. WOW!
And the grand prize goes to:
Harriet the hen laid the world’s largest egg in 2010, measuring a hefty 9.1 inches in diameter.
Where do chickens come from?
A hen must mate with a rooster in order to fertilize an egg. The eggs you buy at the store or eat in a restaurant are laid by hens that haven’t mated.
We are all the same on the inside:
An egg’s shell color doesn’t indicate the quality or nutritional value of an egg, but rather the breed of the hen that laid it. Hens with white feathers tend to lay white eggs and hens with red feathers tend to lay brown eggs.
Now for the fun part!
If all of these facts are making you hungry, join us for breakfast in Denver! We have a plethora of delicious, and nutritious, egg dishes to sample. Our customers love our eggs benedict, three egg omelets, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and of course all of the delicious side dishes that accompany them. Happy National Egg Month!