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Let’s Play Egg Fact or Fiction

You think you know everything there is to know about the incredible edible egg, right? Well, here’s at little pop quiz. A little opportunity for you to strut your chicken loving stuff. Simply take this 15 question true/false quiz to see if you’re truly the king or queen of the chicken house.

The answers are below, but no peeking first!

Questions: Fact or Fiction?
1. An egg yolk that contains blood spots means that the egg was fertilized.
2. Eggs contain essential protein, minerals and vitamins including Vitamin C.
3. Egg yolks are one of the few natural foods that contain Vitamin D.
4. There are twenty five species of chicken.
5. A hen can lay about 250 eggs per year.
6. Chickens are descendants of fowl.
7. The United States produces more eggs than any other country.
8. Eggs mature faster in the refrigerator than at room temperature.
9. Pet manufacturers use eggs in pet food formulas.
10. The yolk protects the egg against bacteria.
11. Older hens produce bigger eggs.
12. Stress can cause hens to produce low weight eggs.
13. An egg contains as much protein as one ounce of meat.
14. Eggs that are freshly laid are easier to peel when hard-boiled.
15. Eggs should never be frozen. Fact or Fiction?

1. Fiction. Eggs that have blood spots do not mean they are fertilized. It means that the yolk’s surface experienced some sort of rupture of a blood vessel when it was formed or in the oviduct.
2. Fiction. Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins except Vitamin C.
3. Fact. Egg yolks naturally contain Vitamin D.
4. Fiction. There are over 150 species of chicken.
5. Fact. Hens lay about 250 eggs a year.
6. Fact. Chickens are descendants of red jungle fowl that live in Asia.
7. Fiction. China produces the most eggs in comparison to the U.S.
8. Fiction. Eggs mature faster at room temperature than in the refrigerator.
9. Fact. Eggs are beneficial to pets as well and pet manufacturers use them in many of their foods.
10. Fiction. The shell is the egg’s first line of defense against bacterial contamination.
11. Fact. The older the hen, the larger the egg she produces.
12. Fact. Stress, heat, overcrowding and poor nutrition all place a part in the weight of egg weight.
13. Fact. One egg produces about one ounce of protein which is the same as one ounce of meat.
14. Fiction. Eggs that are freshly laid are harder to peel whereas refrigerated eggs are easier.
15. Fiction. Eggs can be frozen if they are separated first. You must also only use fresh and uncracked eggs.

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