About EGGS

Do you want to eat healthy? Eat eggs!

A perfect dish

An egg is a great source of easily digestible protein. It contains a full pool of amino acids which our organism is unable to produce. An egg also provides a whole range of vitamins: A, E, D and K, as well as B2 and B12; a pantothenic acid and minerals: phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. An important component of eggs is also lutein which has a beneficial effect on our eyes, protecting them against UVA and UVB harmful rays, thereby improving our sight. Egg yolk is also a source of lecithin. 

The way in which hens are fed influences the taste of eggs. At this point, countryside eggs are highly appreciated- produced in a natural breeding, supported by appropriate natural feeding. Eggs of hens fed with special fodder mixtures are rich in various nutrients, including omega-3 acids. 

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Egss history

Egg known for centuries

An egg (Latin: ovum) hasn’t always been a popular dish on Polish tables. Various studies reveal that an egg has become a recognized position in the menu in the Middle Ages. Hens appeared on Polish territories around 750 years BC. They didn’t have any economic significance, surprisingly they were used for decorative purposes. The emergence of the Polish State initiated a regular hens breeding and their common consumption. 

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Over time, hens breeding has become so widespread that it allowed to develop a laying process. Additionally, nutrition has also evolved and these animals were fed with millet, rye, and wheat. Nowadays an egg is not only an extremely common and popular element of a balanced diet but above all it is a source of high-quality nutritional value. 

Egg and culture

An egg is the germ of life - a symbol of fertility, beginning and existence. In the distant past, it was spiritually and religiously important, as a part of rituals or beliefs. It was believed to be magical and healing. 

An egg is also the initiation of life- a symbol of sexuality and fertility. According to some folk rituals, maidens were supposed to give their potential bridegrooms colorful Easter eggs. Eggs were also included in wedding rituals- they were hung on wedding twigs or put into the wedding cake.  

An egg is an indispensable element of all ceremonials, especially those related to fertility, abundance and change of status, that is in a metaphorical meaning- crossing certain boundaries and a symbol of the transition. According to many folk stories, eggs beneficially affected the soil, fertilizing it with the power of fertility. That’s why the shells of Easter eggs were scattered over the fields. Eggs were ritually consumed before work in the field, or before the first graze because it was believed to bring generous yields and abundant breeding. 

An egg is also a symbol of protection. In Poland, hanging eggs’ shells under the ceiling was believed to protect the house against evil spirits. Furthermore, eggs were used for medical purposes. Rolling a raw egg over the patient’s body was supposed to help to determine the cause of the disease.

Easter eggs were significantly important in folk tradition. They included most of the meanings attributed to the egg - a symbol of life and reviving nature. During Easter Holidays eggs are painted and decorated. In Christianity an egg is related to the theme of the resurrection of Christ and symbolizes the hope of eternal life. According to Slavic beliefs, decorating eggs is a requirement for the sustainability of human existence. Abandoning this tradition may result in not renewing the world after the winter chaos.

Do you know…?

Here are some tips to help you in your daily shopping, the choice of eggs or cooking: 

  1. When choosing eggs, the following parameters should be checked: smooth shell, no spots, no cracks, uniform color of the shell.
  2. Customers should choose brand packages with visible name of the producer and expiration date- it guarantees the quality. According to the European Union standards, eggs must be stamped. Numbers on the shell mean: 
    • 0 ecological 
    • 1 free range
    • 2 bedding
    • 3 cage
  3. Matt shell is a determinant of an egg’s freshness. Air bubble located at the wider end of an egg fills out with time. Therefore, a fresh egg when inserted into the water should immediately go to the bottom. An egg floating on the surface is ABSOLUTELY inedible! 
  4. A cardboard packaging is a perfect way to store eggs in the refrigerator. It prevents from drying out and absorption of odors.
  5. It is very important to wash eggs directly before consumption. When preparing a meal made of raw eggs - they should be blanched before eating. 
  6. When you fancy a soft-boiled egg - boil it for 2-3 minutes; a half-boiled: 4-5 minutes; boiled: 7-9 minutes. Time should be counted from the moment when water starts boiling. It is not recommended to boil eggs longer than 10 minutes. Over-boiling eggs decreases protein digestibility and the nutritional value will be drastically lower. 
  7. After boiling, eggs should be put into a cold water- it makes removing the shell much easier, without damaging the albumen. 

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Breakfast of the Champions!

French omelette

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Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of milk
parmesan cheese or grana padano
salt
pepper
butter for frying
1 tablespoon of butter
powdered sugar for decoration

How to prepare?
Put liquid eggs into a bowl. Beat, season with salt and pepper, add milk. Whip slightly. Melt a tablespoon of butter on a frying pan, pour in liquid egg mass. When the omelette fries from the bottom- lift its edges so that the mass flows underneath. Fry until it is brown, sprinkle with grated cheese, put on a plate, fold in half.

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Egg paste

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Ingredients:
4 eggs
6 slices of smoked bacon
1 ribbed celery
1-2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
2 teaspoons of mustard
salt, pepper
dark bread
lettuce leaves

How to prepare?
Boil hard-boiled eggs. Fry a crispy bacon on a frying pan and then put it on a paper towel. Wash the celery, dry it and chop finely. Remove eggs’ shells and cut eggs into small cubes. Add chopped celery and bacon (cut into small cubes). Season with salt and pepper (be careful with salt- bacon is quite salty), add mustard, mayonnaise and mix thoroughly. Serve with dark bread and lettuce leaves.

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Egg paste

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Ingredients:
About 1 glass of fresh herbs leaves e.g. basil, cilantro or green leaves of parsley, dill, cress
180 g of natural yoghurt (small cup)
2 tablespoons of extra vergine oil
1 teaspoon of mustard
salt and pepper

How to prepare?
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a blender, season with salt and pepper. Serve with eggs, decorate with any green leaves.

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