Today October 13th is World Egg Day, let’s appreciate and celebrate the exceptional contribution of eggs in supporting the health of people and the environment.

Renowned for their protein and nutrient density, eggs stand among the most nourishing foods on the planet. One large egg contains 13 essential vitamins along with 6g of protein, making it a valuable and cost-effective dietary addition suitable for individuals of all ages, worldwide.

Importantly, eggs can combat common nutrient deficiencies that often go unaddressed but are crucial for maintaining optimal human health and performance. Eggs contain an array of essential nutrients, including choline, which aids in brain development and function; vitamin A, promoting eye health, resilient skin and a robust immune system, and vitamin D, playing a pivotal role in bone health. Furthermore, eggs are packed with high-quality protein, essential for the strength and repair of muscles and tissues.

Eggs represent an important source of income for worldwide economy. In particular, in countries with low-middle income, eggs’ market represents a fundamental source of sustainability for many families. Eggs are a high-quality protein but economically accessible to everyone, allowing every individual to provide a fundamental apport for a complete and balanced diet.
They are also the source of protein with the lowest environmental impact as they require little water: the environmental footprint of an egg is 29 liters per gram of protein, a great saving compared, for example, to hazelnuts which require 139 liters of water per gram of protein.

Facco is glad to be part of this favorable impact through egg production.