How to separate an egg 1

How to separate an egg

Making meringue or mayonnaise? You’ll need to separate your egg yolks from the whites. The easiest way to do this is to use the simplest of tools, your hand. First, break the egg into a cup or small bowl. Hold one cupped hand over another bowl and tip the egg gently into your hand. Slightly

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More supermarkets to join cage-free egg movement 2

More supermarkets to join cage-free egg movement

Eggs sold at Foodstuffs’ supermarkets New World, Pak’nSave and Four Square will be will be 100 per cent cage free by 2027. Countdown supermarket has already promised to sell only barn-raised and free-range eggs by 2025. Changes to animal welfare laws late last year mean that battery egg farming will be phased out by 2022.

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Smart staple: Eggs 3

Smart staple: Eggs

We love eggs. They taste good, they keep us satisfied and they’re an inexpensive source of protein and other nutrients such as carotenoids, vitamin D, B12, selenium and choline. Forget pairing them with fatty bacon or rich hollandaise sauce, though; all that saturated fat is so last century and has given eggs a bad rap.

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Supermarket’s eggs to go cage free by 2025 4

Supermarket’s eggs to go cage free by 2025

Eggs sold at Countdown supermarkets will be 100 per cent cage free nationwide by 2025, the supermarket chain has announced. The company earlier said its own brand eggs will be cage free by the end of 2022. The 2022 date is also the target of the Government’s Layer Hens Code of Welfare legislation stating battery

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Probe into free-range egg claims 5

Probe into free-range egg claims

Countdown supermarkets are offering customers a full refund on Palace Poultry eggs, after allegations some cage eggs may have been sold with the free-range label. Last week it was revealed the Serious Fraud Office is investigating allegations egg suppliers Palace Poultry sold Countdown cage eggs that were meant to be free range. While the matter

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Eggs and health 6

Eggs and health

Despite longstanding advice on what’s healthy, eggs still cause confusion. Eggs are one of those foods people often feel confused about. It’s not uncommon to find people still asking, “How many eggs are OK?” This confusion seems to stem from the official advice of times gone by when eggs got a bad rep because egg

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Shopping for eggs 7

Shopping for eggs

Eggs are a readily available, inexpensive, high-quality protein that contain more than 11 essential vitamins and minerals including folate, vitamin E, iron and iodine. The Heart Foundation suggests most of us can eat up to seven eggs each week as part of a heart-healthy diet. Cholesterol In the past it was thought that eating foods

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Tips to prolong the shelf-life of food 9

Tips to prolong the shelf-life of food

A recent New Zealand survey of 1000 New Zealanders revealed 86 per cent of us buy food only to throw it away — and about half of this food wastage is fresh fruit and vegetables. Apples Apples love the cold and will last much longer in the fridge compared to at room temperature. Mushrooms Store

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How do they produce eggs? 10

How do they produce eggs?

HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr investigates a protein staple. It’s estimated that in 2010 we had around 3.3 million laying hens in New Zealand producing around one billion eggs. On average, New Zealanders consume about 230 eggs each in one year — that’s 4.4 eggs each week. How are eggs farmed? The majority of eggs

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