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Five things you probably didn’t know about Eggs


CSIRO Blog_About eggs_29-3-18Behold the powers of the humble chicken egg

Eggs are pretty amazing when you think about it. Fried, scrambled, poached or chocolate – they’re all good. Not only are they tasty, they’re also life givers. Just like the delicious chicken variety, you were born from a humble egg. But while you know that eggs are how we and other animals are born, and that they taste good with a side of smoked salmon, here are five things you probably didn’t know about eggs.

1. Eggs are used to make vaccines- Well the reason is that eggs are used in the production of some vaccines including the influenza vaccine and the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. The MMR vaccine is generally safe for people with an egg allergy but the flu vaccine can sometimes contain egg proteins. It’s always best to check with your healthcare professional if you have any allergies. So, why are eggs used to create vaccines? Know Why?

2. It’s Ok to eat eggs every day- Eggs have had a bad rap in the past, with their reputation of being delicious yet high in cholesterol. But our recent research on egg consumption points to eggs being safe to eat on a daily basis. We conducted a range of research, both in clinical trials and in a survey of more than 84,000 Australians, and found that in fact egg consumption is actually linked to a number of positive health outcomes. Read More

3. We’re working on an allergen-free egg- Our scientists have been working with Deakin University to develop an egg that doesn’t cause allergic reactions, and it’s all about changing the chicken. Eggs are the second most common cause of food allergy in children and while some grow out of it, others will continue to be allergic into adulthood. The proteins in the egg have been identified as the likely cause of allergic reactions.

4. Eggs are sometimes used in wine making- When you pour yourself a glass of wine it’s nice and clear and free from sediment and you could have eggs to thank for that. After the fermentation process, if a bottle of wine is left to sit for long enough, all the particles previously suspended in the liquid, will eventually sink to the bottom thanks to our old friend gravity.

5. Not all eggs are ‘egg-shaped’- If you were asked what animals lay eggs, chances are your mind automatically jumps to birds. In reality, there are lots of other vertebrate animals that also lay eggs; from reptiles, to sea creatures and even some mammals. Read More

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