Not to brag, but I know a thing or two about eggs. Really! When you meet and hang out with the Hudsons of Burnbrae Farms like I got to back in 2014, you can’t help it. This close-knit family eats, sleeps and breathes eggs, and their enthusiasm is contagious.
It’s crazy how something so simple as an egg can have so many misconceptions. Take for example the shell colour of your egg… it’s probably brown or white. Which is the healthier choice? As it turns out, they are exactly the same when it comes to the nutritional value and taste. The difference? The breed of the hen that laid them.
Another myth that is finally being mainstream busted is that too many eggs will raise your blood cholesterol levels. Egg yolks contain cholesterol, yes, but eating an egg a day will not increase the risk for heart disease, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Cholesterol found in food like eggs has very little impact on blood cholesterol. So, eat that yolk!
I busted this myth years ago… eggs do not magically go bad on their expiry date. In fact, they are safe to eat for up to another 3 weeks. There can be subtle changes though, and they can work to your advantage. More ‘aged’ eggs, will peel easier when hard-boiled, and fresher eggs make better meringues and are best for baking, like in these Angel Food Cake Cupcakes, from Burnbrae’s Recipe Nest.
I’ve been trying to gather some lower carb recipes, especially desserts like this, to satisfy my sweet tooth while keeping my blood sugars in check. Egg-based desserts fit the bill as every large egg provides about six grams of protein along with a variety of vitamins, minerals and important antioxidants like lutein. I’ve actually bookmarked about half of the recipes in the Recipe Nest because they fit my new food plan and my family’s tastes.
Most of the time, we eat whole eggs, but when cooking or baking with egg whites, I prefer to use Naturegg Simply Egg Whites because they are easier and I don’t end up with a bowl full of yolks to use up at the back of the refrigerator. Speaking of yolks, are double-yolked eggs another myth? No, but they are rare. Their shells usually have a ridge in the middle, as if two eggs have been pushed together. Double yolk eggs are usually laid by young hens early in their reproductive cycle and are totally safe to eat. In fact, they are even said to bring good luck! Burnbrae offers Super BonEE Doubles, but since doubles are so rare, the distribution is limited.
I’ve only started to scratch the surface of the many myths surrounding eggs, so I hope you will join myself, the Hudsons and the other Burnbrae Farms bloggers and fans on February 9th at 9pm EST for the #EggMyths twitter party.
If you want to become a bit of an eggs-pert yourself, or you just want some delicious recipe ideas, be sure to follow Burnbrae Farms all over the interwebs: Facebook: Burnbrae Farms, Twitter: @BurnbraeFarms, Instagram: @BurnbraeFarms, Pinterest: BurnbraeFarms and YouTube: BurnbraeFarms.
Disclosure: I am participating in the Burnbrae Farms campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.