Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Egg Report


New Zealanders eat about 920,000,000 eggs per year (mostly caged).

There were 6 hens per cage.  Eggs are laid but they can not leave their cage. Their cage is tilted on an angle so that the eggs can roll down. The hens have to stay on one side of the cage or they get an electric shock. I think that it is very harsh. Brown hens lay brown eggs and if it is a white hen then it lays white eggs.

Organic\ free range hens - more space, eat bugs and worms from grass & chicken feed. Barn hens are caged free. Free range hens can dust bath, perch, flap wings, run around and nest. Eggs give you a lot of protein. There was a survey about which egg tasted better: Organic or caged eggs. The winner was Organic, as caged eggs just lost.  

Egg yolk colour is dark in nz because colouring agents are added to the chicken feed. They say that if the yolk is darker it will taste yuck, but its not true. The information that we saw on Youtube was very interesting.

There are a lot of ways that you can cook eggs, Fried, Poached and Scrambled. There was a challenge that which of these eggs would win. The choice was, Fried, Poached or Scrambled. Fried eggs got 2 points, scrambled eggs got 19 points and poached eggs got 126 points. So more people liked poached eggs.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That is a lot of eggs eaten by NZ'ers! I must agree, poached eggs are my favourite.
    I know they cost more, but I prefer to buy "free range eggs" 'cos I just feel sorry for those poor caged birds:(

    Great report son, keep posting!
    Love Mum


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