The egg exporters are booming nowadays because of the increasing demand of eggs. Eggs contain 14 vital nutrients essential for our body and so the demand of eggs is increasing. Eggs contain zeaxanthin and lutein which work wonder for our eyes.
The egg exporters are booming nowadays because of the increasing demand of eggs. Eggs contain 14 vital nutrients essential for our body and so the demand of eggs is increasing. Eggs contain zeaxanthin and lutein which work wonder for our eyes. These nutrients prevent macular degeneration and also lower the risk of developing cataracts. 9 essential amino acids and 6 grams high quality protein is present in eggs. Heart attacks, strokes and blood clots are prevented by the consumption of eggs. Egg yolk contains choline which is important to regulate nervous, brain and cardiovascular system. Egg contains saturated fat which helps in controlling absorption of calories in the body by losing weight. Saturated fat improves the lipid profile of a person. Eggs comprise of vitamin D. Breast cancer is prevented by eggs. Eggs have high sulphur content and a variety of minerals and vitamins which promotes healthy nails and hair.
The types of eggs include the eggs produced by different birds which are edible. Hen's egg is the most commonly edible variety. The other birds' egg which are edible include duck eggs, goose eggs, quail eggs, gull eggs etc.
The process of production of eggs involves a series of steps which includes laying, collecting, and washing, candling, grading, sorting and packing. Nutritionally balanced and high quality feed should be provided to the hens to yield high quality eggs. The feed should include soybean meal, corn, minerals and vitamins. Laying areas must have adequate light either natural sunlight or other light sources. After laying of the eggs, theses are collected by automated gathering belts. The eggs are then washed which sanitizes the eggs by removing the coating called "bloom" produced by the hen's body on the egg while laying. The process of candling is done after washing which checks the quality in the interior of the egg by placing the translucent shell of the egg in front of a light source without breaking it. Eggs are then graded according to the exterior and interior quality and sorted according to sizes in egg trays and placed in the cartons.
Packaging of eggs is an essential process in delivering high quality eggs. Proper packaging of eggs protects these from micro organisms like bacteria, loss of moisture, deterioration due to temperatures, natural predators, crushing while stored, handled or transported. The materials used in packaging must be odorless and clean to prevent tainting and contamination.
Egg exporters are available online. One must browse through various websites on Internet to contact these exporters to source quality eggs.
Egg producing countries
The top 5 egg producing countries are China, United States, India, Japan and Mexico.