Easter came early!

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My friend has chickens, and since she was out of town, I took it upon myself to go check up on them. And to my surprise, THERE WAS AN EGG! The first egg and I FOUND IT!! I also picked my own arugula and lettuce to make a salad for dinner – I’m slowly turning into such a granola. I think Santa Barbara might be sucking the LA out of me.

This little egg got me thinking, and here are my findings:

  • Due to an egg’s high protein count, it is classified as a meat by the USDA.
  • The greenish ring that forms when you overcook a hard-boiled egg is actually just iron and sulfur compounds.
  • Uncracked eggs can be left in the fridge for a few months without spoiling – those expiration dates on the boxes are lies!!
  • All those liquid eggs sold in a carton nonsense are made from Grade B eggs, which are so unappealing they aren’t even found in most retail stores.
  • A chicken can undergo sex change. If you remove a hen’s left ovary, it becomes a male…technically. For example, a hen having undergone a sex change will stop laying eggs and start roosting (crack of dawn cock-a-doodle-doo, anyone?), but she will not produce sperm to fertilize eggs.

Well that’s the quick biology and nutrition note of the day. Can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow to eat my little egg!

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