This year’s World Egg Day celebrates the brilliant versatility of the egg and its vast variety of benefits to people at every age and stage of life.
The egg is one of the most nutrient-dense natural food sources on the planet. Its all-round goodness can be drawn on by everyone, from the first 1,000 days of life to old-age.
The power of this perfect package is unbeatable! Improving brain function, supporting physical strength, aiding child growth – the egg can do it all!
Along with its many nutritional benefits, the egg is the most environmentally sustainable and affordable animal-source protein available, helping support families around the world as well as the planet itself.
We hope this year’s theme will enable everyone to celebrate all that is great about the egg, no matter your location, market or specialism.
Nourishing human potential
- The bioavailability and density of their nutrients means eggs have the capacity to directly improve human health outcomes around the world.
- Eggs contain 13 different vitamins and minerals required by the body and are officially recognised as a high-quality protein.
- Eggs are beneficial throughout the life course, with particular potential to fuel development during the first 1,000 days.
- The high nutrient density of eggs enables them to support the body’s natural immune system, advance physical growth and aid child brain development.
Protecting our planet
- Eggs are officially recognised as a low impact protein source by the World Resources Institute.
- Thanks to new efficiencies and significant productivity gains, eggs have a low environmental footprint.
Fostering decent livelihoods
- The egg industry is a significant source of income for rural populations around the world.
- In low and middle-income countries, women represent a large proportion of egg farmers and rely on their farms to feed their children.