It’s something you don’t think about all that often. You go to the fridge, grab what you need, crack ’em and try not to get any shell into the slimy, sticky goop that comes out.
Most people never really consider what is in the bowl or pan beyond that. That’s sad….because the egg is really an amazing piece of engineering. It only takes 22 hours to produce, it is impressive nutritionally, it is a source of both vaccines and medicine, AND it comes with a handy carrying case!
With today’s highly efficient strains of laying hens, an egg per day is not far from the truth. This means that each day, the hen takes the most dominant follicle, wraps it in pure, digestible protein, water and membranes, then protects it inside a shell, and delivers it into the world.