All About Eggs

“Egg” is considered as a main basic food of human beings. Well, no matter what nationality, we all eat egg. For example, Japanese people eat approximately 330 eggs per person per year… While Thai people eat more than 220 eggs per person per year.

Because eggs is rich in nutrients but low cost. According to Bureau Of Nutrition publishing, “An average-weight egg, 50 g., contains 80 Kcal energy, 7 grams Protein and etc.. FAO claimed that egg provides the best kind of Protein and 100 Biological Value which mean to higher absorption efficiency. Also, it contains 6 grams Fat and varieties of vitamin and minerals such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12, Iron and Lecithin.” Or according to information from Egg Nutrition Center, it mentioned the same.

Organic Egg

Nowadays, consumption trend on organic is increasing; also covering egg consumption. “Organic Egg is non-chemical; not only egg itself, but also hen’s feed. What hens eat is non-chemical, no antibiotic and 100% natural.” Khun Thanawut, VP of Akara Group said to Freshket team.

Why Organic?

“Consumers should understand what you put into your body. Is it good for us? How is its quality? …and choose wisely. When we take antibiotics and your body resist drug action, it’s directly resulted from what we eat.”, Khun Thanawut said

Organic egg is free from pesticide, chemical and antibiotic. Its health benefits are as Organic Facts described;

1. Hearth Health: Eggs help protect against strokes and improve heart health, as the “good cholesterol” (HDL cholesterol) levels increase, which can help to eliminate “bad cholesterol” in the body. By lowering LDL cholesterol levels, eggs help to avoid atherosclerosis, blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, and other serious cardiovascular conditions!
2. Weight Loss: Since eggs are so full of those important proteins that our body needs for development, they also tend to be a very satisfying and filling form of food. They provide energy and nutrient stability in our body and satisfies our hunger. Eggs can be a great way to get the healthy balance you need without consuming excess calories, which is a great way to lose weight or keep your weight down.
3. Cognitive Effects: One of the lesser known benefits of eggs is its impact on cognitive health, primarily due to the high levels of choline present. Choline is often grouped with B-vitamins, but in fact, it is a somewhat unknown nutrient that helps to create critical neural pathways in the brain. About 90% of the population is estimated to get less choline than the body requires, but whole eggs supplies choline in large quantities!
4. Antioxidant Activity: Eggs contain various antioxidants, including vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Vitamin A works as an antioxidant in a number of areas in the body, but works particularly well with lutein and zeaxanthin in the eyes to protect against macular degeneration and the development of cataracts. Antioxidants are able to seek out free radicals and neutralize those dangerous particles (formed as byproducts of cellular metabolism) before they can cause oxidative stress on body organs, resulting in chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.

Organic Farm

As above information from Khun Thanawut, VP of Akara Group, organic farming’s challenge is organic feed for hens. Akara’s farm is not using antibiotic for feed; also, it cares about surrounding environments and communities. It encourages communities to plant organic crops which Akara Group will buy to be raw material for hens feeding. This is a kind of social responsibility to promote good ecosystem.