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Regional Variation Suggested as Brits Eat More Eggs

30 January 2015

UK – Popularity of eggs is growing in Britain, though recent Google searches suggest Geordies like boiled, Bristolians opt for scrambled and poached eggs are number one in Brighton.

According to the British Egg Information Service (BEIS), UK egg consumption rose nine per cent between 2010 and 2013 to around 31 million a day or 11.5 billion per year. Annual per-person consumption is around 185 eggs.

Part of the success is down to the nutritional value and the fondness of eggs for the diet-conscious.

Latest nutritional data shows eggs contain 70 per cent more vitamin D than when they were last officially tested in the 1980s, said BEIS. 

Popularity among slimmers is down to keeping people fuller for long, which the Service states means eating fewer calories at subsequent meals.

This insight came ahead of British Egg Week, starting on Sunday 25 January and publicised by BEIS, which uses the characteristic Red Lion stamp on eggs to denote that hens are vaccinated against Salmonella and 'best before' dates to ensure freshness.

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