National Egg Month


National Egg MonthDid you know May was National Egg Month?

Eggs are a source of complete protein and are “nutrient-dense”, containing only 75 calories while providing over 20 nutrients. Two carotenoids, lutein and zeacanthin, are both abundant in egg yolks. These carotenoids help prevent the increasingly common eye disorder of age related macular degeneration that can lead to blindness.

Did you know today’s eggs are lower in cholesterol and higher in vitamin D? Recent nutritional data from USDA researchers indicates the yolk of a large egg contains 41 IU of Vitamin D which is 64 percent more than in 2002. Cholesterol is down 14 percent to 185 milligrams from a previous level of 220 milligrams.

Why not celebrate this national food month by donating a carton of eggs?

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