Consumer Corner - Poultry & Eggs

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

January 0001

Consumer Corner - Poultry & Eggs

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

January 0001

Sure as eggs is eggs, eggs never fail the food industry, and by the looks of it, they’re here to stay. Nothing can brighten your day better than Sunnyside up eggs. You can go with boiled, scrambled or fancy it up a bit with Omelets & Frittatas the point is eggs just tie breakfast together. You can never go wrong with a kick of necessary protein provided by the inexpensive and accessible nutritious gem. Just thinking about all the glorious dishes that can be done using eggs waters the mouth and stimulates the appetite. And 2018 is expected to introduce emerging gastronomic and practical trends that surely won’t disappoint. Plus the high demand for eggs has been driving the growth of the market as well as their prices. So let’s get cracking!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts consumers will be paying less for beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey in early 2018 than at the start of 2017. Not so for eggs. Egg prices during the first three months of 2018 are likely to be more than 35 percent higher than they were during the same period of 2017, USDA's Economic Research Service says. The increase, from about 80 cents for a dozen grade a large eggs at the start of 2017 to predictions of USD 1.06 to USD 1.12 for a dozen, is due to several months of increased sales. Iowa State University professor Hongwei Xin, who directs the school's Egg Industry Center, says domestic and international demand for U.S. eggs is on the rise. "We are at 273.7, about 274 eggs per capita per year," he says of U.S. consumption. "This is the highest of the past 38 years." And he says it's expected to continue climbing. Bon Appétit predicts Japanese-style breakfast will be a food trend in 2018.

 

Egg prices during the first three months of 2018 are likely to be more than 35 percent higher

In a traditional Japanese breakfast, a series of small dishes add up to a meal more like lunch or dinner. For a wholesome and satisfying Japanese egg dish, try okonomiyaki. With cabbage, green onions, and mouth-watering bacon, it’s the perfect savory breakfast dish. According to Egg Farmers of Canada, a perfect way to enjoy its unmistakable taste and creamy, smooth texture is with the bold flavors of shakshuka. A dish consisting of perfectly poached eggs in a hearty and warming tomato sauce full of onions, peppers, and cumin, shakshuka will please any adventurous pallet. McCormick’s famous Flavor Forecast makes the case that 2018 will be partly defined by an international mix of street food flavors.

 

(…) 2018 is expected to introduce emerging gastronomic and practical trends that surely won’t disappoint

You’ll find a mouth-watering culinary experience at street carts and food trucks across the country—and eggs will be part of it! McCormick recommends you try sizzling egg crepes, the simple combination of egg and crepe batter cooked together and rolled up burrito-style. Egg Clouds are the latest culinary innovation it’s basically the culmination of two distinct preparations. First, the white is whipped until stiff peaks form (just like a meringue) then placed on a slice of toast, and the still-intact yolk is nestled into the middle before baking for five minutes, making it hunger satisfying and aesthetically pleasing. Being versatile and all, eggs can be suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! It is recommended to end your day with protein, so why not end it with eggs? Eggs continue to remain popular regardless of their nutritional value and health benefits, it’s safe to say that they are simply delicious.

 

foodHQ staff