All eggs sold in grocery stores are locally produced by Canadian farmers and are of “Grade A” quality–meaning they meet the highest standards! The eggs you use have been thoroughly cleaned, checked for quality, sized and carefully packaged before heading to the store to ensure top quality. Canadian egg farmers produce on average 595 million dozen eggs per year!
According to Canada’s Food Guide, 2 large eggs amount to 1 serving of meat (or alternatives), as each egg contains 6 grams of protein. Eggs also provide 14 essential nutrients like vitamins A, D, and E, folate, iron, zinc, and choline.
When you buy a carton of eggs from the grocery store, you may have noticed the carton labelled as a particular size of egg. In Canada, eggs are categorized by weight: peewee, small, medium, large, extra large, and jumbo.
Recipes, unless otherwise stated, call for large eggs. To substitute another size, take a look at this chart:
Hens which produce free run eggs are able to roam within a barn, while free range eggs are produced by hens who are able to road outdoors as well as within a barn.
Don’t place your eggs on the fridge door, but instead on an shelf inside! They will stay cooler there, with less fluctuation from opening and closing the door.
The “Best Before” date on egg cartons indicates the amount of time the eggs will maintain its Grade A quality, usually 28 to 35 days after packing.
Nutrition per 2 large fried eggs (92 g):
|Total Fat||14 g|
|Saturated Fat||3.6 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||2.7 g|
|Vitamin B12||1.62 mcg|
|Vitamin E||2.7 mg|
Provided by Health Canada
Information Provided by the Egg Farmers of Canada Organization.