Modern Marvels

Season 16 Episode 2

Eggs

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 21, 2010 on The History Channel
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Each year in the U.S., 280 million hens lay 80 billion eggs, one of the world's most affordable sources of protein. Chart the journey of the egg from henhouse to breakfast table, from massive traditional Iowa farms, where millions of eggs move from hens to delivery trucks without being touched by human hands. See how powdered eggs get made and what happens to the billions of whites and yolks that go their separate ways.moreless
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      • A hen requires 5 ounces of food, 10 ounces of water, and 24-26 hours to produce one egg. 30 minutes later, she starts all over again.

      • Many eggs we consume every day we never even see. They're in cakes, pies, custards, meatloaves, mayonnaise, salad dressings and even pasta.

      • A bodybuilder who consumes 80 raw egg whites per day is eating 320 grams of protein – 4 times the recommended daily allowance for a man weighing 220 pounds.

      • The Chinese consume 4 percent of the world's egg production –nearly 400 billion eggs per year.

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      • Narrator: It's one of the world's most affordable sources of protein, hens lay 80 billion a year in the U.S alone. Grade A, Double A, Cage Free, Free Range, Pasture Raised, Organic, Omega 3, white, brown, green, purple, black, large, extra large, incredibly large, incredibly tiny, powdered and liquid. Bagged, bottled and in tankers, if we cook the right, chug them raw or even sculpt their shells, they're incredible and edible. Now, The Egg, on Modern Marvels.

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