FACTS ABOUT EGGS

Become an eggspert

Have you ever wondered why eggs are refrigerated in Denmark or how many eggs you are allowed to eat per week? On this page, we come to your rescue by sharing our knowledge of eggs and egg production. Among other things you will learn how we test for salmonella and why some eggs are white while others are brown.

EGGS AND HEALTH

Which vitamins and minerals do eggs contain? How much protein does an egg contain? 

PRODUCTION OF EGGS

How do eggs travel from the barn to the store? What happens at DANÆG's egg packing station? Why do all eggs have a stamp? How do I read the stamp on the egg? Why do we keep eggs refrigerated in Denmark? 

EGGS AND SHELF LIFE

How do I know if the egg is fresh? What is the shelf life of eggs? How can I check if the egg is fresh?

DANISH EGGS

Why should I choose Danish eggs? Is beak trimming allowed in Denmark? How are Danish, organic hens raised? How often are Danish hens tested for salmonella?

TYPES OF PRODUCTION

Which type of feed do organic hens get? What is the difference between organic hens and free-range hens? How much space do the hens have in the barn?

SALMONELLA IN EGG

What is salmonella? What is the occurrence of salmonella in Danish eggs? How does DANÆG test for salmonella in eggs? What happens if a flock of hens gets salmonella?

WHEN HENS LAY EGGS

How old is a hen when it lays its first egg? Does the hen make one egg at a time? Does the hen have to mate with a rooster to lay eggs? How many eggs does a hen lay?

COOKING WITH EGGS

How do I make the perfect, soft-boiled egg? Why does the shell crack when I boil eggs?

INSIDE THE EGG

What does an egg consist of? Why are some egg yolks more yellow than others? What are the small, brownish spots in some eggs? What is the dark rim around the egg yolk?

THE EGGSHELL

Why are some eggshells very thin? Why is it hard to peel eggs?

HENS AND ANIMAL WELFARE

What is beak trimming? What is DANÆG doing to increase animal welfare?

COLOR AND SIZE OF THE EGG

What is the difference between white and brown eggs? Why are some eggs small while others are large? Why does the egg tray contain different sizes of eggs?