World Egg Day is observed annually on the 2nd friday of October, this year(2020) the day falls on October 9. The day aims to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and their importance in human nutrition.
The day was established by the International Egg Commission(IEC) in 1996 in a conference held at Vienna.
Note- In India, as 2020 World Egg Day Celebrations, Srinivasa Farms is celebrating World Egg Day Month, with a social media campaign.
Benefits of Consuming Egg:
i.It helps to minimize the risk of heart diseases and to manage cholesterol.
ii.It contains choline, an essential nutrient that promotes brain and cardiovascular health and cell membrane formation.
iii.Egg yolks contain significant amounts of zeaxanthin and lutein, which benefits eye health.
iv.The eggs contain high protein that helps to reduce the calorie intake, thereby, aiding with weight loss.
About International Egg Commission(IEC):
Administration Office– United Kingdom
Membership– Over 80 countries including India
Chairman– Suresh Chitturi, India