We love eggs here at I Love Cooking HQ and Bord Bia have teamed up with Daniel Davey, Senior Performance Nutritionist and co-founder of popular food nutrition platform FoodFlicker to celebrate the humble egg.
Did you know…..?
- Eggs are one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods are a very good source of selenium, iodine, and vitamin B, protein, molybdenum, phosphorus, vitamin B5, vitamin B12 and vitamin D
- Ireland is now producing 551 million eggs annually
- Irish consumers are spending €103 million per year on eggs
Along with high quality protein, eggs are also naturally rich in iron, vitamin D, B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12, iodine, selenium and other essential dietary vitamins and minerals – all in under 70 calories for a medium-sized egg. Eggs are ideal for quick and tasty lunch or dinner options for a busy person on the go. At less than €2 for half a dozen eggs, they are also excellent value.
A recent study* by Kantar Worldpanel revealed that Irish people are buying 7% more eggs than they were last year and are buying eggs more frequently than before and in bigger volumes. Frequency of egg purchase is up 2.5%, while packs of 10 or more eggs account for 60% of all egg sales in 2015, which is a 6% increase on 2014. Irish consumers are now spending €103 million per year on eggs. To accommodate the growth in consumption, Ireland is now producing 551 million eggs annually.
Check out some of Daniel’s delicious recipes here:
To view more of Daniel’s recipes, check out www.bordbia.ie/eggs