Celebrated on June 3rd
Harriet, a hen from the United Kingdom, laid the world’s largest egg in 2010. Her astonishing egg measured 9.1 inches in diameter.
Have you ever seen a blue chicken egg? There’s a crazy story behind how these eggs garnered their brilliant blue color. According to a PLoS ONE study, over 500 years ago, a virus infected a species of native South American chickens. This infestation resulted in a genetic mutation that triggered an accumulation of a pigment known as biliverdin, which ultimately caused the chickens to produce blue and green eggs!
Unlike most cereals and yogurt, eggs don’t come with a complicated, jam-packed ingredient list because they only contain one ingredient. It’s called “eggs.” And at 17¢ a serving, eggs are the least expensive source of high-quality protein.* That’s right, 17¢.