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Colorado Egg Farmers Celebrate World Egg Day

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Many people look forward to the costumes, pumpkin-flavored treats and crisp weather of October. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association has another reason for Coloradans to celebrate this month – World Egg Day.  Held every second Friday in October, World Egg Day brings together people of different cultures and nationalities to celebrate the versatility, affordability and nutritional value of eggs. On October 9th, CEP encourages you to celebrate World Egg Day by enjoying a delicious meal of eggs at home or at your favorite restaurant.

“Celebrating World Egg Day is a great way for producers to share the benefits of eggs with their communities,” said Jerry Wilkins, president of CEP. “Filled with six grams of high-quality protein, all nine essential amino acids and many nutrients and vitamins, eggs truly are incredible. At only 17 cents per serving, eggs are a healthy, accessible dish for families throughout Colorado and around the world.”

Countries around the world celebrate World Egg Day and the incredible, edible egg with festivals, cooking competitions, races and more. Many countries also celebrate their unique nationalities and heritage through egg-inspired dishes; such as Israel’s shakshuka dish and Scottish scotch eggs. Everyone can enjoy the versatility and nutritional value of eggs.

We encourage you to celebrate World Egg Day by enjoying a delicious egg dish for breakfast, brunch or dinner. If you prefer to dine at a restaurant, try one of our restaurant partners, listed on our website. For an egg-cellent home cooked meal, we recommend this recipe for Pad Thai, courtesy of the American Egg Board.

Pad Thai (Thai Style Noodles, Sprouts and Eggs)
Ingredients:
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1 jar or can (7 to 8 ¾ ounces) whole baby corn, drained
½ cup sliced green onions
¼ cup chopped peanuts
½ cup fresh straw mushrooms
4 eggs
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
4 ounces uncooked rice noodles or vermicelli pasta, cooked, drained
½ cup bottled Pad Thai sauce

COMBINE bean sprouts, baby corn, green onions and peanuts in a medium bowl and toss. COAT a large nonstick saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium until hot. ADD mushrooms and sauté until tender, about three to four minutes. BEAT the eggs and garlic powder in a small bowl until blended. Pour over the mushrooms. COOK, stirring to break up the eggs, until the eggs are most but no visible liquid remains. ADD noodles, sauce and beak sprout mixture. COOK, tossing gently with two spoons, until heated through.

Pick up a carton of eggs before World Egg Day! You can save $0.55 when you purchase two dozen eggs at your local grocery story. Visit www.coloradoeggproducers.com/eggcoupon to download a coupon today.

Find more international recipes by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. To learn more about CEP please visit www.coloradoeggproducers.com.

CEP is committed to feeding our neighbors in need. This football season, CEP will cheer on the Orange and Blue while giving back to the community. For each point our team scores this season, CEP will donate a dozen eggs to Food Bank of the Rockies. Tune into radio station 850 KOA on game days to hear more about CEP and the incredible, edible egg.

About Colorado Egg Producers Association
The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is a membership organization representing six farms throughout the state. CEP is committed to doing what’s right for its community, as illustrated by the regular donation of thousands of eggs to food banks throughout the state. Local egg farmers take great pride in providing eggs to Coloradans. Eggs are a gluten-free food and we are proud to offer consumers the choice between cage, cage-free, organic, nutrient enhanced, brown and white eggs, although it is important to note, there is no nutritional difference between cage-free eggs and conventionally produced eggs. For more facts and information about eggs and CEP, including a list of where to buy Colorado eggs, please visit www.coloradoeggproducers.com.

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