Eggs are a pretty important part of the diet in most cultures and are an ingredient in a surprising number of things we consume daily. They’re also one of the most common food allergies, and the way that most reptiles, insects, amphibians and birds enter into this world. On the surface, eggs seem pretty simple: shell, white, yolk. Turns out, they’re pretty interesting. Here are 25 Awesome Egg Facts You Might Not Know.
Supposedly the Romans made the first omelette back in ancient times. It was made of eggs and sweetened with honey. It was called Ovemele, meaning eggs and honey.
Eggs are one of, if not THE most versatile ingredient in cooking, and according to legend, there are (or were, once upon a time) 100 folds or pleats in a chef's hat (called a toque) that represented the 100 ways to cook an egg.
One of the most important versions of the egg is the Chocolate Easter egg. Regardless of religious affiliation or lack thereof, nearly everyone can appreciate this traditional springtime confection. The first chocolate eggs started appearing in Germany and France in the early 19th century.
Speaking of Easter, the egg was traditionally a pagan springtime symbol of fertility (the Church adopted it, much like Christmas trees) and people have been dying eggs to celebrate spring since ancient times (the Egyptians, Persians, Romans & Greeks).
Curious about other pagan rituals and symbols in our current culture? Check out 25 Popular Holidays With Surprisingly Pagan Origins.