It’s said they’re incredible and edible — but eggs are also an important export for the state of Iowa. Today is “World Egg Day” as producers and consumers celebrate the many virtues of the fragile white ovals. Iowa is the number-one egg processing state in the nation. Holly Sorge (SORE-ghee) is spokeswoman for the Iowa Egg Council. She says Iowa is also number-two in egg production nationwide behind only Ohio after Iowa surpassed California earlier this year. (As said in the above cut) Some 85 Iowa producers have 25-million hens that lay six-billion eggs a year. Sorge says the health benefits of eating eggs are proven. Iowa producers don’t just generate eggs in the shell — they also process eggs in liquid form, dried, frozen and in other specialties. Sorge says eggs contain the highest quality of protein known, second only to mother’s milk. If you’d like to get more information, scramble to the phone & call the Iowa Egg Council in Ames at (515)-232-2103.
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