November 2 is National Deviled Egg Day
Here are today’s five thing to know about Egg:
- Can’t remember if an egg is fresh or hard boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it’s raw. If it spins easily, it’s hard boiled. A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.
- A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.
- 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.
Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary
Today’s Food History
- 1688 William Cheselden was born. An English surgeon and teacher, he was one of the first to describe the role of saliva in digestion.
- 1886 Horace Williams, John L. Alberger and Louis R. Alberger, of Buffalo, NY, received a patent for a “process of making salt from brine and the apparatus used, it being especially adapted to the manufacture of fine salt and to the saving of fuel usually employed.”
(Salt Trivia & Facts)
- 1897 George Mortimer Pullman died (born March 3, 1831). American engineer and industrialist. He designed and manufactured the Pullman sleeping car for railroads.
- 1915 Joseph McCoy died (born dec 21, 1837). American cattleman, he promoted Abilene, Kansas as a terminus for Texas cattle drives (the Chisholm Trail), shipping the cattle from there by rail to big cities in the Midwest and East. (Texas Trivia & Facts – Cattle Trivia & Facts)
- 1917 In France, Salvation Army volunteer Helen Purviance made the first doughnuts for homesick U.S. soldiers. The doughnuts became a symbol of the spirit of the Salvation Army’s work to ease the hardship of WW I soldiers on the frontline. (Doughnut Trivia)
- 1937 ‘Woman’s Day’ magazine began publishing.
- 1958 The Brussels World’s Fair (Universal and International Exhibition) closed (opened April 17, 1958). The overall theme of the fair was “A World View, A New Humanism.” It was the first major world’s fair after World War II.
- 1960 The United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba.
- 1961 ‘A Cook for Mr. General’ opened at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City.
- 1962 Boxer Evander Holyfield was born. On June 28, 1997, Mike Tyson bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear in the 3rd round of a boxing match. Tyson was disqualified.
- 1987 Black Monday. The stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 508 points to 1,738, down 22.6% in value.
- 2005 A Coalition of conservation and animal welfare organizations sued the U.S. Navy, alleging harm to whales and dolphins from the use mid-frequency sonar.
- 2006 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 for the first time, closing at 12,011.73.