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Egg consumption increases

Aug 29, 2017
IOWA EGG COUNCIL PHOTO The Iowa Egg Council offers recipes, like this Egg-cellent BLT Sandwich, on its website at www.iowaegg.org. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Americans eat 275 eggs per person each year.

URBANDALE — Annual egg consumption has grown since 2015, according to the Iowa Egg Council.

New reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture state that Americans consume 275 eggs per person annually. This is an increase from the 268 eggs reported in 2015, as well as the largest increase seen in the last five years.

Recently, eggs have begun to shine in the spotlight due to their versatility. Eggs can be consumed via hard-boiled, scrambled, over easy, poached, and more. Not to mention, there are many foods in which eggs contribute to their creation.

The affordability of eggs also has greatly impacted this increase, said the egg council.

However, eggs are not just delicious and inexpensive; they also are great for your health.

Research studies have shown that eggs positively affect your brain, eyes, heart, muscles, blood and bones — all for only 70 calories.

Contrary to past beliefs, eggs also are shown to have no negative impact to blood cholesterol, added the Iowa Egg Council.

According to the Iowa Egg Council, eggs are truly amazing, and continue to deliver what consumers are after.

For information about eggs, visit the Iowa Egg Council’s website at www.iowaegg.org.

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