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What was first, the chicken or the egg




Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins,
except Vitamin C. But egg yolks are one of few foods that naturally
contain Vitamin D. Eggs also contain choline, which is necessary for
healthy cell membranes in the body. Choline stimulates brain
development and function and helps preserving memory. Eggs also are good for your eyes
because they contain lutein which helps prevents age-related cataracts
and muscular degeneration. In fact, eggs contain more lutein than
spinach and other green vegetables.


The color of the egg shell is not related to quality, nutrients,
flavour, or cooking characteristics. White shelled eggs are produced by
hens with white feathers and white ear lobes. Brown shelled eggs are
produced by hens with red feathers and red ear lobes. Brown egg layers
usually are slightly larger and require more food, thus brown eggs
usually cost more than white eggs. An egg shell has as many as 17,000
pores over its surface.


A whole egg is about 3 tablespoons worth of liquid, the egg yolk
measures about 1 tablespoon of liquid. Older hens tend to lay bigger
eggs but double-yolked eggs are produced by younger hens whose egg
production cycles are not yet synchronized. There are about 70 calories
in an uncooked egg and 77 calories in a cooked egg.


China produces the most eggs, at about 160 billion per year. In the
US, about 280 million hens produce more than 65 billion eggs per year.
A hen can lay about 250 eggs per year.


Chicken are descendants of the red jungle fowl (gallus gallus
spadiceus) that lives in Asia. The chicken is one of the first domestic
animals, appearing in China around 1400 BC. The are some 150 chicken
species and hundreds of chicken breeds.


What was first, the chicken or the egg?

Short answer: the chicken is the egg’s way of creating another egg.


According to the bible, the chicken came first. Genesis 1:20-22: So
God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving
thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every
winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God
blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the
water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.






   
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