Eggs are a staple in most homes. With eggs in the fridge, you can always make a fast, delicious and nutritious meal.


Nearly all the essential nutrients your body needs can be found in an egg. Eggs are packed with 14 essential nutrients. One large egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 70 calories.

Buying & storing

Ontario’s egg farmers work hard to provide you with fresh eggs of Grade A quality. It typically takes 3 to 7 days for eggs to get ‘from farm to table’. The eggs are collected on the farm, washed, graded and packaged at the grading facility, then shipped to the grocery store.

Eggs are one of the few sources of protein that can be kept refrigerated for 4 to 5 weeks without spoiling. The Best Before date on the carton indicates how long an egg will stay fresh and maintain its Grade A quality. To preserve quality and freshness, store eggs in their carton in the refrigerator.


Eggs can be eaten as a snack or for any part of a meal. They can be eaten on the go or as part of a gourmet dinner. Whether cooked quickly or part of a more elaborate recipe, eggs add flavour and variety to many different dishes. There is an egg recipe to suit everyone’s cooking preference or ability.