I have a few egg choices depending on what’s available at the grocery I’m shopping at and Bounty Fresh is one of them. I joined in on the World Egg Day celebration with Bounty Fresh where their Golden Yolk was also unveiled.
The event was festive with games, activities, a talk and cooking demo.
Dr. Ailyn Mae Kuan-Del Rio talked about the benefits of eggs, specially Bounty Fresh eggs also sharing interesting facts.
Interesting Egg Facts:
- Spin an egg to tell if it is raw or hard-cooked. If it spins easily, it’s hard-cooked but if it wobbles, it’s raw.
- Yolk color depends on the diet of the hen.
- An average hen lays about 300 eggs a year.
- Test an egg’s freshness by placing it in a cup of water. A flotaing egg indicates an old egg. If it remains on the bottom, the egg is still safe to eat.
Stephanie Zubiri, in her words is a writer, travel junkie, foodie and self-confessed wino. She shared a Spinach + Feta Frittata recipe which I got a taste of and liked! I plan on cooking it myself.
“We are optimistic that by leading events like the World Egg Day, Filipino consumers will become more familiar with our products, especially the nutrition-enriched Bounty Fresh Eggs,” says Architect Edwin Chen, Managing Director of Bounty Farms, Inc.
“Despite their affordability, the Philippine consumption of eggs is among the lowest in Asia. This is because of the misconception that eggs are bad for the health because of the cholesterol. We want to correct this misconception,” Chen adds.
With its state of the art facilities and using healthy feeds on layer hens to ensure high quality eggs, Bounty Fresh has become the Gold Standard in the Philippines as far as eggs are concerned. Given its standing in the industry, Bounty Fresh wants more Filipinos to add eggs into their regular meal because they are affordable sources of protein, vitamins and minerals necessary in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Bounty Fresh has many types of eggs and here’s a look at their cage-free ones. Cage free eggs are hens are free from the confines of a cage and roam around in controlled conditions.
So how does Bounty Fresh achieve high quality eggs? It starts with giving its layer hens the best care and comfort by housing them in environmentally controlled and fully automated houses that are tunnel ventilated. These hens are also given complete vaccination against diseases and are subject to a medication program designed to boost their immune system.
Once the eggs are produced, they are brought to storage facilities using a fully automated conveyor. From the chicken house straight to the egg rooms, the eggs are fully secured to make sure that they don’t get in contact with contaminants and bacteria. This procedure will ensure that eggs are fresh and clean, making them safe for human consumption.
At the egg storage facilities, the eggs are then selected and graded by a fully automated computer programmed grading machines. This process ensures that:
– Dirty eggs and eggs with cracks or “hairline” cracks that are not visible to the eye are removed when they pass through the so-called “candling area” section of the conveyor.
– Eggs are sorted by the machine and not by human hands to prevent contact with contaminants.
The eggs are stored in optimum temperature that will ensure freshness and quality of the albumen and yolk. A quality assurance team randomly inspects the eggs to confirm meeting the standard quality that the company has set or fixed.
Because of the vitamins and minerals found in eggs, consuming them will help strengthen muscles, boost the health of the brain, bolster energy production, promote a healthy immune system, as well as lower the risk of heart diseases mainly because of choline, which helps in breaking down the amino acid homocysteine that is associated with the development of heart diseases.
Eggs are also healthful for pregnancy as the nutrients help prevent congenital disabilities such as spina bifida. Moreover, eggs aid weight loss and maintenance, improve eyesight and promote healthier skin.