Egg, goose, whole, fresh, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Eggs are versatile, easy to prepare, and pretty delicious. They’re also nutritional superstars. As Rose Carrarini of Paris’ Rose Bakery declares in the introduction to her new cookbook, How to Boil an Egg, “The egg is nature’s multivitamin and mineral supplement, and is full of protein.”
  2. Consumers have many options when it comes to buying chicken eggs. White or brown eggs? Organic, free-range, cage-free, or pasture-raised? Omega-3-enriched or soy-free? The variety can be confusing, but ultimately, which egg to choose comes down to personal choice.
  3. Chicken eggs are available just about everywhere, including farmers’ markets, supermarkets, and superstores such as Target or Costco—you can even pick up a dozen eggs at most convenience stores. Egg prices can range from $1.90 to $6 per dozen.
  4. A large chicken egg (the type called for in most recipes) weighs between 2 and 2.5 ounces, so use a kitchen scale to weigh “alternative” eggs and use the weight equivalent of what’s called for in the recipe.
  5. One large, whole, fresh, raw chicken egg (50 g) contains 71 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 211 mg cholesterol, 6 g protein, and 70 mg sodium.

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