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Eggs are Now Naturally Lower in Cholesterol

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A new study shows large eggs are 14 percent lower in cholesterol and 64 percent higher in vitamin D. The United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) recently reviewed the nutrient composition of standard large eggs, and results show the average amount of cholesterol in one large egg is 185 mg, 14 percent lower than previously recorded. The analysis also revealed that large eggs now contain 41 IU of vitamin D, an increase of 64 percent.

Enjoying an egg a day can fall within current cholesterol guidelines, particularly if individuals opt for low-cholesterol foods throughout the day. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest that eating one whole egg per day does not result in increased blood cholesterol levels and recommend that individuals consume, on average, less than 300 mg of cholesterol per day. A single large egg contains 185 mg cholesterol. For more information, please click here.

New Guidelines Recommend Eggs

Monday, February 7, 2011

The new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans - released on January 31, 2010 - focus on balancing calories with physical activity, and encourage Americans to consume more healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products as well as seafood and eggs, and to consume less sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars and refined grains.

The guidelines consists of 23 key recommendations. Colorado Egg Producers are pleased to report that eggs are included on the list of foods and nutrients to increase. According to the guidelines, Americans are encouraged to choose a variety of protein foods, which include seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds. To read a summary of the new guidelines, click here.

America's Egg Farmers Launch New National Advertising Campaign

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

America's egg farmers are introducing "You Do Everything," a new national advertising campaign for the incredible edible egg™, set to launch Monday, January 17.

Look for the American Egg Board ads on a variety of television and online media outlets on January 17, including:
•“Good Morning America,” “Rachael Ray Show,” and the Food Network
•MSN.com, BHG.com, WeightWatchers.com and Hulu.com

To read the full release, click here. To see the new advertising, visit www.IncredibleEgg.org.
 

Visit Colorado Egg Producers at the Stock Show

Monday, January 17, 2011

Colorado Egg Producers is part of CSU's Ag Adventure exhibit at this year's National Western Stock Show. Visit CEP January 8th through 23rd. Our interactive barn is fun for the whole family with videos and slide shows, life-like baby chicks and hens, a conveyor belt for kids to operate, informational egg brochures, recipes and so much more! You can even find out where you can buy high quality, safe and nutritious Colorado produced eggs. Find us on the 3rd floor in the Hall of Education in the CSU Ag Adventure display.

Learn more about the Good Egg Project

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CEP is proud to be a part of the Good Egg Project, an initiative from America’s egg farmers that aims to educate people about where eggs come from and to encourage American’s to help conquer hunger in the U.S. Since 2009, just over 28 million eggs have been donated to America’s food banks and charities through the Good Egg Project. To learn more, visit www.goodeggproject.org.

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