10 interesting facts about your favorite breakfast food

Easter is just a hop away! Around this time of year, eggs seem to be a hot topic of conversation. From a sea of decorating tips on Pinterest to the many recipes that you can create after your egg hunt is over, there’s no escaping this tasty craze. Since eggs are in high demand this month, I thought it would be fun to gather 10 interesting tidbits about eggs that you may not have already known. Even I was a little surprised by some of these fun facts. Without further ado, prepare to get your egg knowledge on…

  1. To tell if an egg is raw or hard-boiled, just spin it. If the egg spins easily, it is hard-boiled. But if it wobbles, it is raw. Interesting!
  2. Did you know that a large egg only contains 70 calories and 5 grams of fat? This makes eggs a great food to grab during those midday snack attacks.
  3. Crack an egg on a flat surface for a smaller chance of getting pesky shell particles in your food.
  4. Ever wonder why some eggs are different colors? The brown or white color of an eggshell depends on the breed of the hen.
  5. Eggs are rich in choline, which promotes normal cell activity, liver function, and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body.
  6. The Araucana Chicken is also called the “Easter Egg Chicken.” It lays naturally blue, green, pink, and brown eggs. How adorable.
  7. Chickens aren’t the only birds that lay edible eggs. Duck, quail, emu, goose, and ostrich eggs can all be cooked.
  8. You can naturally dye Easter eggs using vegetables. Learn how to do that here!
  9. Eggs are one of the few single cells that can actually be seen by the naked eye.
  10. Eggs contain all nine of the essential amino acids that our bodies need on a regular basis.

If you’re planning on celebrating Easter, here are some of my favorite ways to decorate eggs:

Do you know any fun egg facts?

If you do, let me know in the comments!

XO Lauren


Photos: Jessi Burrone for LaurenConrad.com
Sources: The Town Dish, Think Egg, Life Hacker, All Recipes, Incredible Egg, Farm and Fleet, eHow