eggsFun food facts

  • Eggs make you smart! Okay, well, maybe that’s a bit of an “EGG-zaggeration,” but this is not: Eating a high-protein breakfast that includes eggs can improve performance in school by increasing concentration levels.
  • Betcha didn’t know it only takes four to seven days for eggs to travel from a farm in Ontario to your fork. Quiz your parents to see if they know just how farm-fresh their eggs are!

Brain teaser

What gives some hard-cooked eggs that unique smell?

  1. forgetting about them in your lunch box over a long weekend
  2. it comes from the naturally occurring sulphur compounds
  3. it comes from hens that love to eat lots and lots of beans

Answer: b

Food quest

Try this EGG-cellent experiment: Put a hard-cooked egg into a glass of water. Watch the egg sink to the bottom. Now add 125 mL (1/2 cup) of salt and stir.

Presto-magico – the egg will float. Why? That’s for you to figure out, smarty-pants! Here’s a clue: It has something to do with a thing called density.

Wait! Don’t throw out that perfectly fine egg. Eat it! Fork-mash it with some mayonnaise and spread it over whole-grain crackers. Yummy!